Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Bong Lacson turned over fishery post-harvest equipment and facilities to the municipality of Binalbagan and city of Himamaylan to reduce losses, improve utilization of fishery products, and enhance competitiveness to increase the income of fisherfolk.
The turnover ceremony was held at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday, and attended by representatives of the two recipient LGUs and Fifth District Board Members Agustin Ernesto Bascon and Dr. Rita Gatuslao, a press release from Capitol said.
The project is also intended to improve the manufacturing and packaging of their products.
Each LGU received one multi-purpose cooker or smoke house, vacuum sealing machine, freezer, digital price computing scale, and stainless steel working table, all worth P449,800.
The project was through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, headed by Japhet Masculino, in line with the provincial government’s agenda on agricultural competitiveness improvement and food security, the press release added.*
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