Kalibo to have first class slaughterhouse soon

Kalibo to have first class slaughterhouse soon

By Venus G. Villanueva, Wednesday 2nd of May 2012

KALIBO, Aklan, May 2 (PIA6) -- The local government of Kalibo is now readying requirements in order to put up in this capital town a first class abattoir or slaughterhouse.

According to Kalibo Information Officer Ron Bautista, moves had been initiated by Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala towards the putting up of this much-needed facility in Kalibo by sending a staff from the agency who conducted an inspection on the proposed site recently.

Recently too, Bautista said a representative from a United Nations agency , through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) also called on Kalibo Mayor William S. Lachica to inform him that Kalibo had been chosen as recipient of the project.

With this development, Kalibo’s Municipal Planning and Development Office is now preparing needed documents for submission and review of DTI.

This good news, according to Bautista, was relayed to Kalibo’s leaders and stakeholders during an orientation/seminar on Meat Hygiene, Welfare on Food Animals and its Pertinent Laws for Meat Traders, Vendors, Butchers and Aides held at the 3rd Floor of Kalibo Municipal Building.

The acquisition of a Double “A” if not Triple “A” slaughterhouse has been a dream of LGU-Kalibo, being a capital town of Aklan whose public market is the buying post of food supplies for Boracay and other municipalities of Aklan.

For its part, the Provincial Local Price Coordinating Council (PLPCC) had long been pushing for a first class slaughterhouse for Kalibo to ensure that meat and meat products sold in the market and produced by Aklan’s numerous meat-processed products are clean, safe and fit for consumption.

The PLPCC is chaired by Aklan Governor Carlito S. Marquez with DTI-Aklan Provincia Director Diosdado P. Cadena Jr., as Co-Chair. (JCM/VGV PIA 6 Aklan)

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