DA decides to set up organic fertilizer facility in Bacolor instead of Tarlac
“Tarlac’s loss is Pampanga’s gain.”
That’s what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said after announcing that the modern biomass powered facility, which would process chicken dung and rice hull into organic fertilizer, will now be moved from Anao, Tarlac to Bacolor, Pampanga.
To recall, the setting up of the said facility in Anao was opposed by the town’s Vice Mayor and its members of the council.
“Bacolor Mayor Joemar Hizon immediately accepted the offer to host the most modern organic fertilizer processing facility when I personally called him up Wednesday,” Piñol said.
The project, owned by private groups led by Santa Josefa Farms, is expected to operate in the first quarter of 2018.
Designed by German and Colombian engineers, the facility is designed to address the problem of disposing chicken dung from farms in Central Luzon following a Bird Flu outbreak in August.
It is also projected to fill in the huge requirement for organic fertilizer as the country steadily moves towards the production of healthy food.