PIA News Service - Friday, October 26, 2012

Barangay Food Terminal Project set for implementation

By Eldie N. David

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 26 (PIA) -- A barangay based food depot and distribution system that will offer safe and quality agri fishery products at low prices to consumers will soon be established in the city.

In its regular session, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has passed a resolution authorizing City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. to enter into and sign, for and in behalf of the City Government of Butuan, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) by and among the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit XIII and the Butuan City New Villages Cooperative for the implementation of Barangay Food Terminal Project.

The Barangay Food Terminal is a project to enable farmers to establish a direct and effective means to offer said products straight to consumers but also encouraging and empowering other barangays to engage in the same venture thereby increasing more business undertakings consequently generating economic growth and, equally important, promoting the welfare of the people of Butuan.

Sharing the same aspiration of providing more livelihood projects for the people Butuan, the SP under the leadership of Vice Mayor Lawrence “Law” Fortun expressed full support to the project with the passage of the said resolution.

The project is set for implementation early next year. (RER/LGU-Butuan)