The Tainan City Government is expecting that a nearly completed fruit and vegetable market in Xinhua District will become not only a comfortable environment for shopping, but a tourist magnet as well. Construction of the new Xinhua Fruits and Vegetables Market is estimated to be completed in mid-September, while its opening is expected to be in June of next year.
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Noting that the construction of the market was 97% complete and that its total area was nearly 50% larger than its predecessor, Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che said the market will also serve tourism and educational purposes. The structure has been certified as a green building and will be able to meet the needs of school field trips, the mayor said, adding that he believed the market would also become a tourist attraction.
The Tainan Agriculture Bureau pointed out that the decision to build a new market was made because the existing one had limited space and was too close to schools and residential areas.