TABUK CITY, Kalinga – To fully finish the much awaited Double A slaughterhouse of the city, personnel from the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) recently turned over PhP 6.8 Million worth of cash and equipment to the city government.
Dr. Carmen Wanas, the city veterinarian, the NMIS and the city government will split the cost of building the new slaughterhouse, with each party contributing PhP 6.8 million each but the city will shoulder some additional funding for other equipment as well.
“Na-turnover na sa atin ang lahat so it’s up to us to comply with the other requirements prior to the license to operate the Double A slaughterhouse,” she said.
“After the construction of the whole facility or structure, ada dagiti important parts metlang nga required iti Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) tapnu ma-accredit nga bu-o nga Double A slaughter house regarding idiay operation na,” she said.
Wanas stated that all the equipment, including that provided by the NMIS and that acquired by the city government, would be accessible for use by the residents once the abattoir is finished.
“One of the most important part nga dapat i-comply tayu ket diyay waste-to-water treatment facility (WTWTF) nga isu madama ma-construct tatta. And also diay drainage na, from the slaughterhouse to the WTWTF,” she said, emphasizing the need for a more environmentally-friendly and sanitary facility.
The city veterinarian extended an invitation to anyone who wants to utilize the abattoir to visit so they can compare the available facilities to the practice of butchering animals in their backyards.
“Come and try, especially once the slaughter house is fully operational, kasi dakkel iti difference na in terms of quality, the ease of slaughtering animals, and of course the quality of meat nga ma-produce idiay. Basta pasado kayo iti meat inspection, awan problema yu iti confiscation,” she ended.