Acting Mayor Baste receives 4 refrigerated containers from NFA, FTI

Davao City Acting Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte on Tuesday received four 40-footer refrigerated containers from the National Food Authority and Food Terminal Incorporated (FTI) for the city’s Davao City Food Terminal Complex (DCFTC).

Acting Mayor Baste together with Davao City Agriculturist Leo Brian Leuterio received the storage facilities from NFA Administrator Atty. Judy Carol L. Dansal, FTI President Robert S. Tan, and NFA XI Manager Dianne A. Silva.

DCFTC is a 17-million worth facility project which is a component of the Regional Food Terminal Program of the NFA and FTI and serves as a post-harvest facility especially if there is an oversupply of fruits and vegetables during harvest seasons.

Leuterio in an interview on the Davao City Disaster Radio on Tuesday reported that they are now in the final stages of the crafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the operation of the DFTC .

“We are at the final stages. I believe within this month, mahuman na ang IRR (the IRR will be completed),” Leuterio said.

Leuterio said that his office in coordination with the other offices/agencies, who are members of a technical working group, is consulting with the City Legal Office to ensure that the IRR is aligned with the other laws.

He said that they are hopeful to fast track the opening of this food terminal whose structure has been long completed.