Food Complex Eyed for Davao

Subscribe Now September 22, 2010 at 08:56pm

The local government here and its private partners are bent in constructing a 25-hectare agricultural complex that belongs to their top three priority projects that would boost trade and investments in the area, it was bared recently. Ramon F. Allado, Southern Philippines Construction Core Group (SPCCG) chairman, presented during the regional economic manager's briefing their plan to build the Davao Food Terminal Complex in a state-owned property located in the southern outskirt of this city. “It will benefit the region and all other provinces within Mindanao,” Allado said in his presentation. The project was identified by the city government as one of the top three priority projects for the next three years, alongside farm-to-market roads and tourism development. The Regional Development Council 11 (RDC 11) further adopted the Food Complex as priority infrastructure needed to further develop industry clusters in the region. For the past five years, Davao’s exports reflect the business sectors’ confidence in the region’s potentials, evident in growths driven by the agriculture sector. (Mick Basa)


BUTUAN CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the Caraga Region, along with the Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13), conducted a two-day massive clean-up drive to address the increasing number of cases of dengue fever in Region 13. The DILG and PRO 13 mobilized their personnel in the clean-up drive after the Region 13 office of the Department of Health (DoH 13) reported the increase of dengue cases in the region which reached a total of 2,001 cases. The campaign was aimed at destroying the breeding sites of the aedis egypti mosquitoes in the 1,625 villages in the region, specifically those with high incidence of dengue cases. The DILG 13 Regional Management Coordinating Committee headed by DILG 13 Director Rene K. Burdeos, with PRO 13 spearheaded by Chief Supt. Lino D. Calingasan, coordinated with the municipal and village officials, health workers, and barangay peacekeeping action teams to ensure well-coordinated activities. (Mike Crismundo)


BUTUAN CITY – A week-long sale of National Food Authority’s (NFA) regular milled rice (RMR) and iron-fortified rice (IFR) at P23.50 per kilo has started at the lobby of the NFA city, provincial, and municipal offices spread at various areas in the region, it was learned Tuesday. The week-long activity is in celebration of NFA's 38th Anniversary, it was also learned. With this year's theme "Paglilingkod ng Tapat, Tungo sa Pagkaing Sapat," the event underscores NFA's pursuit of excellence in the area of public service. In line with this year’s celebration, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Director Javier P. Lozada Jr. also announced to all interested NFA licensed retailers that they are authorized to sell at volumes based on their capitalization. Sales to accredited outlets will also be based on their capitalization. Individual IBSP members may buy their own allocation for display in their respective stalls, in addition to the volume for IBSP, he said. Lozada stressed that any licensed/accredited retailer who wish to buy more than the volume based on their capitalization, they are required to increase their capitalization and pay corresponding increase in license fees. (Mike Crismundo)


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