Governor Bong Lacson inspected and turned over to the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) an Emergency Livestock Hauling Vehicle intended to secure livestock and poultry against the dangers of natural calamities or disasters.
The P2.27 million project that was sourced out from the 2019 Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund will be primarily utilized for disaster emergency needs such as transportation of livestock from disaster-affected areas, conveyance of forage and pasture grasses to areas affected by extreme weather conditions, and delivery of veterinary biologics, vitamins, supplements and other supplies to affected PVO District Field Units or local government units. The same will also be made available to LGU Breeding Centers and Multiplier Farms in the province.
The said project will strengthen the implementation of the existing disaster preparedness, risk reduction and response and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies as the project will ensure that the PVO Livestock Emergency Responders will be able to promptly act and respond in cases of any impending or actual disasters that will minimize any destructive impact on the livestock and poultry industry of the province, according to the PVO.
The province has 11 LGU-based animal production/breeding centers and satellite farms and 14 multiplier farms province-wide located in different LGUs.
The vehicle will be stationed at the PVO Main Office ready for dispatch in emergency cases requiring the transport of animals./Capitol News