The more than 10 hectares previously ceded by the agriculture department to the city government will host three big ticket projects funded by the city or implemented through the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme.
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said the projects at the Baguio Dairy Farm will include the integrated transport terminal, the relocation of the city abattoir, and the possible put up of a cold chain facility.
He added that prospective investors for the put up of the city’s integrated transport terminal are bullish about the project and plans are now being readied for the competitive bidding process.
The city has identified a portion of the Baguio Dairy Farm as the potential relocation site of the city’s slaughterhouse after the initial site identified for the project encountered problems due to land issues that might delay the planned relocation of the facility.
Another facility that will be established within the government property is the proposed cold chain facility to preserve the quality of highland vegetables for buyers from the National Capital Region and various parts of the country.
The proposed integrated transport terminal will be the city’s south-bound terminal where public utility vehicles currently using Gov. Pack Road as their staging and parking areas will be relocated to help in easing the prevailing traffic congestions along the major roadline.
The city identified a portion of the Baguio Dairy Farm to host an upgraded and improved abattoir to benefit producers of quality meat products and ensure the adherence to meat handling defined under laws, rules, and regulations.
Initially, the city identified a public property in Pinsao Proper as the relocation site of the abattoir, however, city officials decided to forego the project in the area because of land problems that could further delay the implementation of the project.
The mayor instructed personnel of the City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) to conduct an ocular inspection at the Baguio Dairy Farm to ascertain if the area feasible for the relocation site of the abattoir.
He added that the CVAO personnel must also look into exiting abattoirs in other parts of the country that could be replicated in the city as a model for the slaughterhouse to be built at the new site. – PIO release