Imported Vietnam rice to arrive in Davao
Davao City (8 February) -- For 2008, the NFA rice importation will begin with the arrival of MV Thai Binh on 08 February 2008, with a total load of 283,000 bags 25% brokens long grain Vietnam rice. Being considered disport area, Davao City is expected to disperse part of the stocks to other provincial offices.
To be unloaded at the TEFASCO Wharf in Tibungco, this importation will beef-up the supply of rice in the city and its neighboring Mindanao provinces, namely Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, North Cotabato and Maguindanao.
Engr. Lorenzo Camayang, NFA Davao City manager, said that while the import operations is almost always hinged with the dispersal, Davao City residents need not worry because majority of the 283,000 bags is first and foremost for the buffer stock of NFA Davao City, and will be for distribution thru its accredited retailers.
For any information regarding the vessel arrival or other issues the NFA may address, the public can get in touch with its personnel thru telephone numbers 221-6907 or 227-7859. Also accessible via the internet at www.nfa.gov.ph. (NFA XI/PIA XI) [top]