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NE PLGU and LGU, DA-PRDP, and CLSU Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Onion Cold Storage

March 24, 2023 - 07:50 pm

Stratcom / SCO

To boost onion production and show support to the onion farmers in Nueva Ecija, the Provincial Government of Nueva Ecija, led by Governor Aurelio ‘Oyie’ Umali, together with the Department of Agriculture, initiated the establishment of the NE Onion Cold Storage which was celebrated through a Groundbreaking Ceremony today, March 24 held inside the compound of the at NE Fruits and Vegetables Seed Center.

The 210 million pesos worth of facility is expected to house at least 120,000 bags of onion. The cold storage will be made possible under the Philippine Rural Development Project of DA.

Also, present during the event were CLSU Officials, namely, Dr. Evaristo A. Abella, Vice President for Administration, and Dr. Ariel G. Mactal, Vice President for University Business Affairs Program, who duly represented the University President and CLSU. Other government officials who graced the event were ASEC Arnel V. De Mesa, Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture and PRDP National Project Director, Hon. Mario O. Salvador, San Jose City Mayor, Hon. Baby Armi L. Alvarez, Science City of Munoz Mayor, Engr. Crispulo Bautista, Jr., DA Regional Director, Dr. Arthur Dayrit, DA Regional Technical Director for Research, Hon. Emmanuel Anthony M. Umali, Vice Governor Nueva Ecija and Dr. Jovita Agliam, representative from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of NE.