P7.7M from China to boost Pampanga’s anti-bird flu

Sun.Star Davao - - NETWORK NEWS -

MAKATI CITY — The Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China (PRC) do­nated P7.7 mil­lion to the Pampanga Provin­cial Gov­ern­ment on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 5, to boost its anti-bird flu pro­gram.

The do­na­tion will help in the prov­ince’s ef­forts to pro­tect its poul­try sec­tor that suf­fered hard on the heels of the first bird flu out­break last Au­gust in San Luis town.

Chi­nese Ambassador to the Philip­pines Zhao Jian­hua handed the check for the do­na­tion to Pampanga Gov­er­nor Lilia Pineda and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal-Ar­royo (2nd district) in rites held at the PRC Em­bassy in this city.

Jian­hua con­grat­u­lated the Provin­cial Gov­ern­ment for be­ing able to con­trol the bird flu in a brief time.

Agri­cul­ture Sec­re­tary Em­manuel Piñol de­clared the out­break on Au­gust 11. Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte de­clared the prob­lem over on Au­gust 28, with as­sur­ances that poul­try prod­ucts from Pampanga and Lu­zon, in­clud­ing eggs, were safe to eat.

The Pampanga poul­try sec­tor lost P192-mil­lion as more than 420,000 chicken, ducks and quails were culled. SS-Pampanga

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.