Arrival of 250,000 MT imported rice almost complete, says NFA
National Food Authority (NFA) said the delivery of the 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice imported by the Philippine government from Thailand and Vietnam through government-to-government (G2G) scheme is now almost complete.
As of July 10, a total of 197,400 MT of the 250,000 MT contracted volume have already arrived in the country .
Of the total arrivals, 42,600 MT or 852,000 bags were already delivered to the designated NFA warehouses, while 154,800 MT or more than 3 million bags are now being unloaded at disports. This is equivalent to 79 percent of the contracted volume.
The undelivered 52,600 MT are also set to arrive within the month.
According to the supplier, 15,000 MT are already in transit and 37,600 MT are at laycan, all scheduled to arrive within the month.
NFA Administrator Jason Y. Aquino said that almost all disports already received their initial allocations except for Tacloban.
As of latest report from the field, the ship carrying 4,000 MT of rice already arrived in Bacolod yesterday.
Aquino said he is hopeful that if the unloading will not be disrupted by rain, NFA will be able to distribute the imported rice to designated NFA warehouses in all provinces within the month.