FOOD items, supplies and equipment for calamities owned by the Provincial Government will now be stored in a more disaster-resilient facility in Cebu City.
On Friday, June 14, 2019, Capitol officials led by vice governor-elect and outgoing Gov. Hilario Davide III inaugurated the P37.8-million Cebu Provincial Central Warehouse.
Located inside the old Department of Agriculture compound in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, the 2,564-square-meter facility is considered the biggest warehouse owned by a local government unit in Cebu.
It is approximately the size of 10 basketball courts.
In a June 14 report published on the Provincial Government’s website, Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) Head Jone Siegfred Sepe said the facility has two chambers.
It has a small two-story office at the center, a 513-square-meter storage area on the left side and a 2,049-square-meter storage area on the right wing.
The central warehouse will be used for the prepositioning of stocks and food items in preparation for calamities and disasters.
It will also serve as storage for Capitol’s supplies and equipment.
“It is designed to endure high-intensity earthquake and high-level typhoon. So, this will be the last building standing after a disaster,” Sepe said.
All Capitol relief goods and items are currently kept in the stockrooms of the Cebu International Convention Center in Mandaue City, the Hope Center in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City and the Capitol PGSO warehouse.
With the inauguration of the new facility, Sepe said items and goods stored in these stockrooms will be transferred to the new warehouse.
The contractor of the project, Zumyrphil Construction Inc., had 180 calendar days to build the warehouse. (RTF)