Capitol funds P6-M rice processing complex-A A +A
Friday, January 11, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The Provincial Government of Pampanga has funded the construction of the P6-million rice processing complex in Barangay Salapungan, Candaba town.
The project is part of the agricultural support being provided to farmers by the province under the leadership of Governor Lilia Pineda.
The rice production facility is situated inside the compound of the Cadaba municipal hall extension.
Pineda, together with Mayor Jerry Pelayo and other local officials, recently led the groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of the construction of the complex, which is expected to be completed on the second quarter of this year.
"I tong barong development an into ay kasama sa 9-year development agenda natin bilang mayor at nagawa natin sa tulong ng kapitolyo sa pangunguna ni Nanay Baby," the mayor stated.
The rice processing complex will contain a mechanical solar dryer, rice mill, warehouse, administrative offices and comfort rooms.
Pelayo said the facility is a big help to the farmers coming from eight barangays in the Kapampangan region.
He noted almost 50 percent of the farm produce of the town came from these localities, and the establishment of the complex would strengthen the capability of the farmers in providing sufficient supply of rice throughout the year.
"Malaking bagay ito para sa ating mga magsasaka dahil ito lamang ang hindi binabaha sa buong Candaba. Yung ani ng mga magsasaka ay pwedi an nilang ilagay dito para masiguro na mayroon tayong sapat na supply," the mayor said.
Pelayo said the rice processing complex is designed to accommodate not less than 5,000 cavans of palay.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 12, 2013.