The soft opening of the Balingasag MFT signals for economic opportunities to flourish within the area and its adjacent municipalities, as both farmer and fisherfolks are provided with a venue to directly sell their agri-fishery products and other prime commodities at reasonable prices, resulting from the reduction of trading layers. (DA10)
BALINGASAG, Misamis Oriental, – Economic opportunities are seen to bud in Barangay Baliwagan and other of its adjoining localities after the soft opening and operation of the P21-million worth Municipal Food Terminal (MFT) on 10 February 2018, Balingasag town in Misamis Oriental.
The Project is a response of the government to further its market development initiatives by providing farmers and fisherfolks, locals, and neighboring towns with greater access to quality and reasonably priced agri-fishery products and other prime commodities.
Lying at an 8,000-square meter barangay property situated near the junction of the national road en route Butuan City and the provincial road bound for Malagana, Claveria, Misamis Oriental, the MFT was realized through the fund support of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) and the Local Government Unit of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.
The total project cost was released in three tranches: P10-M for the construction of the Bagsakan Complex; P5-M for the completion of the Bagsakan Center and 400-meter circumferential road; and P6-M for the provision of cold storage facilities, refrigerated truck van, elf truck, two freezers, two chillers, two heavy duty weighing scales, four digital weighing scales, 300 plastic crates, and operating capital.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Balingasag Mayor Marrietta Roa Abogado lauded the agency for being its partner in addressing the market needs of producers and buyers alike through the realization of the food terminal.
Likewise, the mayor urged the full cooperation of her constituents and challenged them, at the same time, to reap and sustain the gains in running the Project. (DA-10)
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