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P4.13M Coffee Trading Center inaugurated in La Trinidad

P4.13M Coffee Trading Center inaugurated in La Trinidad

Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas together with PRDP North Luzon Deputy Project Director Elma Mananes, OIC-Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey, and representatives from Congressman Eric Go Yap’s Office led the Inauguration and Turn-over Ceremony for the Benguet Coffee Trading Center in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet on July 9, 2021.Governor Diclas said the construction of the Benguet Coffee Trading Center will help not only in increasing the income of coffee growers but also in increasing productivity and marketability of coffee products especially that Benguet coffee is widely known as one of the most delicious coffee.This facility is also seen to enhance the contribution of the Province in attaining food security in the country.Further, Governor Diclas also acknowledged the effort of the previous administrations in the initial processes done for the successful implementation of the said project.The P4.13-million building which was funded through the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) with counterpart funds from the Provincial Local Government of Benguet is a one-storey facility with a roof deck, rest rooms, and five other rooms which will serve as storage area, sorting room, receiving area, and office of cashiers.Meanwhile, Dir. Mananes thanked Governor Diclas for his full support not only for the said project but also for other PRDP projects which are indeed beneficial for the constituents of Benguet.Representatives from the 11 proponent groups of the enterprise led by the lead proponent Kibungan Arabica Coffee Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative accepted the facility and committed themselves into fulfilling its purpose.The ceremony was also attended by different officials from the Department of Agriculture and the Provincial LGU.