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Philippines: P30M slaughter house to boost Cotabato City’s halal industry

22/12/11  www.pia.gov.ph

By Perlita Changco

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 21 (PIA) — In a bid to boost the local halal industry, the local government unit is pushing for the construction of a modern slaughter house in Cotabato City, Mayor Jojo Guiani, Jr. announced.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved the P30 million appropriation for the implementation of said project by early next year.

Guiani said, as counterpart of the city government, negotiations are underway with barangay officials and private landowners for the donation of the construction site through a memorandum of agreement (MOA).

The official said, the project would not only provide livelihood opportunities for many residents but also boost the local economy through possible export of quality beef and sheep meat slaughtered and processed in said modern facility.

Guiani said the slaughter house forms part of the city government’s efforts to push and institutionalize the halal industry in the area. (pbchangco/PIA Cotabato City)

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