Miriac corn processing plant, trading center to rise
by Breezy C. Jimenez
Tubod, Lanao del Norte (7 October) -- A corn processing plant and trading center will soon rise inside the 416-hectare Metro-Iligan Regional Agro-Industrial Center (MIRAIC) located in the municipality of Linamon.
Once this materializes, this is the first one of its kind which could help local farmers raise their productivity, allow them to maintain quality produce so it can command better prices while putting into the minimum its production cost incurred.
This facility will hold a modern corn post-harvest processing center, conveyor, receiving and sorting section, dryer bin, corn-sheller and dryer and bagging bin.
Included in the proposal is to make the facility upgraded and converted in due time into a dry-mill production facility which will produce ethanol and other by-products and eventually having a bio-ethanol plant.
Bio-ethanol is found to be a viable source for feed stock.
With the implementation of this project, socio-economic progress is expected to be felt in the entire province.
Aside from that, this will create job opportunities from production to marketing and with its multiplier effects, peace and order stability will be achieved. (PIO Lanao del Norte) [top]