DA-10 turns over agri -infra facility projects to Oroquieta
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit (DA-RFU 10) has turned over two key agricultural infrastructure projects worth P2.7 million to the local government unit (LGU) of the city.
These projects included the construction of a farm-to-market road (FMR) that connects Barangay Lower Rizal to Tuyabang Alto worth P1.5 million and the construction of the agricultural packing center (APC) worth P1.2 million in Barangay Canubay.
"With counterpart from the LGU, these projects would answer the need for the city to provide the people with the infrastructure and post harvest facility for their agricultural products," Mayor Jose Almonte said during the turn-over ceremony.
He also said that ongoing projects, such as providing seeds and planting materials to the barangays, are just few of the component programs of the city.
He cited the need of the city to acquire additional and new farm machineries, such as farm tractors, to further boost the agriculture sector.
The APC will serve as the food terminal in the city, where fresh fruits and vegetables brought in by traders are weighed, sorted, packed and checked for quality control to make sure that it is safe for consumption before they are distributed to nearby markets, Mayor Almonte added.
In attendance during the turn over ceremony were the barangay officials, head of offices, members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod led by Vice Mayor Harry Guantero and Corazon Balabat, DA RFU-10 focal person on food terminal projects, who, together with Mayor Almonte, led the ribbon-cutting during the ceremony. (CIO/PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)
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