PGMA inspects new Guagua slaughterhouse

July 9, 2009 8:40 am 

GUAGUA, Pampanga, July 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo checked this afternoon the ongoing construction of the new Guagua Municipal Slaughterhouse at Barangay San Agustin here to ensure that the new abattoir is complying with the standards set by the National Meat Inspection Commission (NMIS).

The expansion and development of the municipal abattoir is part of the President’s effort to improve and upgrade the Guagua slaughterhouse into a double “A” standard or classification set by the NMIS.

Municipal engineer Raul Naguit, in a project briefing, told the President that the old slaughterhouse does not conform to the NMIC standards and cannot accommodate the increasing demand.

He said the old facility has long been operating on a yearly provisional permit issued by the NMIC and has no water waste treatment equipment. The new slaughterhouse, he pointed out, is equipped with such requirement.

Naguit informed the President that the construction of the new slaughterhouse started last May 13 and is due for completion in November this year. The project will cost P29.3 million.

Once completed and becomes operational, the new slaughterhouse will be classified Double “A” NMIS Abattoir which can accommodate a projected average of 110 hogs and four cattle per day compared to the old average of 100 hogs a day. (PNA) scs/OPS/ssc

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