Plans for modern slaughterhouse readied

The City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) disclosed that concerned offices are now preparing the plans and specifications and detailed engineering design of the proposed modern abattoir to be constructed within a portion of the 10-hectare land ceded by the agriculture department to the city to support the multi-million funds that will be allocated for the project.

City Veterinarian Dr. Brigit Piok stated that the City Engineering Office (CEO) is finalizing the plans for the road network leading to the proposed abattoir while the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) is working on the design of the structure to accommodate the equipment and the facility.

She said that the plans and detailed engineering design might be available before the end of the year subject for review by the CVAO before the implementation of the project for the city to have a state-of-the-art slaughterhouse.

Earlier, the CVAO prepared a feasibility study for the project where it recommended that the city government fund the construction of the modern abattoir while its operation will be privatized to allow the city’s private partner to infuse additional features and equipment to enhance the services of the modern abattoir.

Piok expressed hope that the proposed multi-million project will be realized the soonest once the funds will be made available to further improve the services being provided by the slaughterhouse.

According to her, the efforts of the local government to establish a modern abattoir is a product of the collective teamwork of city officials in trying to further improve the delivery of services to the people through the put up of new facilities that will cater to the increasing demand of the concerned stakeholders.

City officials visited the established modern slaughterhouses in Tanauan City and Lipa City, Batangas early this year to benchmark the type of abattoir that the local government needs.

The local government is eyeing that the operations of the abattoir will be mechanized to ensure the provision of quality services to clients.

The modern abattoir is one of the flagship projects of the local government that will be established in the ceded property aside from the proposed inter-modal terminal, the relocation of the Atab district center, a fire sub-station serving the Marcos highway area and the existing temporary waste transfer station.

Piok underscored that it is high time for the city to have a modern abattoir that will cater to the increasing demand from the concerned stakeholders for improved slaughterhouse equipment that will translate to the better quality of services to the local meat industry. – Dexter A. See