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Murcia to build new slaughterhouse

Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas (2nd from left), signs the agreement with couple Alvin and Jennifer Lim for the donation of a property as site for the town’s new slaughterhouse and quarantine facility. The MOA signing was witnessed by Vice Mayor Johnny Reosura (rightmost) and town councilors.*  

A modern slaughterhouse will be constructed soon in Murcia town after the Lim family from Bacolod City recently donated a 6,763 square- meter  lot in Brgy. Alegria as site for the town’s new abattoir and evacuation center.

“Murcia is blessed to be the recipient of this generosity of the Lim family, a family with a big heart who are philanthropists, investors and stakeholders in Murcia,” said Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas.

“We are being offered by the Philippine Rural Development Project a grant of up to P50 million, provided that we have a site for the slaughterhouse. Thanks to the generosity of Alvin Lim and his wife Jennifer, now we have the site, we can avail of the grant, and we can finally construct this much-needed new slaughterhouse,” Rojas added.

Jennifer Lim said that the lot is owned by her father, who passed away in 2018.

“We are very happy to share our blessings. This will be a welcome development for Murcia so that the town can be more progressive in the future.We are very much honored to be part of that progress,” Lim said.

The town is hard-pressed to allocate P50 million for an “AA”slaughterhouse, with cold storage. Murcia is applying for a grant of P48 million. With the grant, the town can now construct the project with the local government’s counterpart at  P4.8 million, representing only 10% of the P48 million construction cost.  

Rojas said that Alvin Lim committed to donate part of their property last year during the barangay fiesta in Alegria.  

“The Lim family also lent to Murcia another part of their property for the quarantine facility. Now we are formalizing that donation,” Rojas said.

He added that the town will also develop the road leading to the site.*

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