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Palace hails setting up of crop biotechnology center in Nueva Ecija

Jun 28, 2018 @ 7:51
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Malacanang lauded Thursday the construction of an agricultural biotechnology center in Nueva Ecija.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Department of Agriculture (DA) has approved the construction of the Crop Biotechnology Center at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.

“Once completed next year the research center is expected to be the hub for implementing effective and efficient agricultural biotechnology research and development agenda which will help our farmers in cultivating their crops,” he said in a press briefing in Malacanang.

According to PhilRice, the P302-million building that will be built will house laboratories, theater, and multipurpose hall that can hold 500-800 people.

These advanced facilities will also host biotechnology programs on other priority crops such as corn, coconut, coffee, sugarcane, and banana, it added.

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