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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

DA-13 turns over Caraga's first monolithic storage facility to AgSur LGU 

BUTUAN CITY -- A year after its official groundbreaking, the first ever Monolithic Storage Facility in the region, constructed in the Municipality of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur has finally been turned over by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga to the local government unit of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

The PhP20-million worth of Monolithic Dome Cold Storage and Packing Facility resembles a big refrigerator that helps in keeping the freshness of the perishable goods such as vegetables and fruits by slowing down the deterioration process and prolonging its shelf life for several weeks, thus decreasing losses.

In terms of its resilience in different climate conditions, Regional Technical Director for Operations Rebecca Atega emphasized that the dome is air tight, super insulated, and can offer absolute protection against calamities due to its disaster resistant structure.

San Francisco Mayor Solomon Rufila also said that in order to maximize the use of the facility, a benchmarking activity will be conducted to regions with existing monolithic domes.

“Training is necessary so we will conduct a field visitation to different sites. Through that, we can duplicate their activities, quality control techniques, and different technologies applied to their dome,” Rufila said.

The facility funded under the Bayanihan II or Bayanihan to Recover as One Act aims to establish a resilient food system that leads to food accessibility and availability amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The inauguration was also attended by DA-Caraga’s HVCDP Coordinator Marco Morido, Municipal Agriculturist Vina Ranoco, and some SB Members of LGU San Francisco. (DA-RFO XIII, RAFIS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)