P2.7 Million Improvement Project (Phase 1) at the Bagsakan Area of Benguet Cold Chain in Wangal, La Trinidad
The ongoing P2.7 million improvement project (phase 1) at the bagsakan area of the Benguet cold chain in Wangal, La Trinidad funded by the Provincial Government of Benguet headed by Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas as part of the proposed establishment of a vegetable processing facility at the said location. Another infrastructure development at the Benguet cold chain is expected to start this year with an allocated budget of P3.5 million. This is a joint project of the Provincial Government of Benguet and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) entitled Upgrading of the Capability of Existing Distribution Centers in the Delivery of Fresh and Semi-Processed Agricultural Products in the Supply Chain: Focusing on Packaging Technology and Logistics. Once the projects are completed, the DOST will provide different equipment and facilities to be installed and be used for the operation of the vegetable processing facility. The facility is seen to help add value to the vegetables being produced by farmers. It can also serve as a learning area for interested farmers who are willing to learn other ways to produce high value products out of their harvests.
Driven by its mission: Ensure Improvement of Quality of Life in Benguet, the Province of Benguet obtained a human development index of 0.883 in 2009. The province of Benguet promises its constituents high age expectancy, accessible high caliber education and more than sufficient way of living. This, however, can't be achieved without the help of its people.
The cultural beliefs and innate characteristics of the people made it possible for them to strive and develop higher quality of life without destroying the cradle that they live in.