DA, LGU open P250-M poultry dressing plant

POULTRY DRESSING PLANT. (L- R) Bamban Mayor Jon Feliciano, DA-Central Luzon Regional Research Director Eduardo Lapuz and BAI Director Rene Santiago inspect the newly built P250 million poultry dressing plant in Barangay Anupul, Bamban, Tarlac Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Chris Navarro)
POULTRY DRESSING PLANT. (L- R) Bamban Mayor Jon Feliciano, DA-Central Luzon Regional Research Director Eduardo Lapuz and BAI Director Rene Santiago inspect the newly built P250 million poultry dressing plant in Barangay Anupul, Bamban, Tarlac Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Chris Navarro)

OFFICIALS led by Bamban Mayor Jose Antonio "Jon” Feliciano on Thursday, April 29, 2021, inaugurated the P250-million poultry dressing plant in Barangay Anupul, Bamban, Tarlac.

Feliciano was joined by Tarlac Vice Governor Carlito Casada David, Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Research Director Eduardo Lapuz, Bureau of Animal Industry Director Rene Santiago and other local officials during the simple ceremony at the plant.

Feliciano thanked the DA for providing P120 million for the Bamban Poultry Dressing Plant. He added that the rest of the funds for the project came from the local government.

The plant, which sits on a 5-hectare lot, can handle at least 3,000 heads per hour or about 60,000 heads per 24 hours operation, Feliciano said.

Feliciano said he expects poultry growers in Pampanga and Tarlac to avail of their services due to its “discounted rate.”

He added that private poultry dressing plants charge P8.50 per head, while their plant will ask for P7 per head.

Feliciano, who celebrated his birthday during the blessing and inauguration on April 29, said the plant initially employed 100 people.

He added that it will hire at least 220 workers once it will be fully operational.

“We will employ workers from Bamban,” said three-termer mayor Feliciano, who will run for congressman in the first district of Tarlac next year.

Casada, who represented Tarlac Governor Susan Yap, praised Feliciano for not merely relying on Internal Revenue Allotment funds. He said towns like Bamban should generate local funds for their projects.

Santiago said the plant is Triple A and can supply chickens for export.

Santiago and Lapuz said the project was laudable due to the partnership of the local government and the DA. (Chris Navarro)

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