A composting plant in Bacolor town will convert bird manure into organic fertilizer.
An 8,000 square meter processing plant in Bacolor town adopted a composting technology from German and Colombian industries, according to businessman Jojo Soliman of the Sta. Monica Products Corporation.
The firm has already infused P20 million for the construction and operation of the processing plant which is expected to process bird manure coming from the bird flu-stricken town of San Luis, Pampanga and Nueva Ecija.
The processing of the bird manure into organic fertilizer will not spread the avian flu.
There may be a safe and efficient way to make use of the bird dung, however, while concerns linger on allowing the bird manure to be ferried, untreated, to the vegetable farms of Luzon.
Soliman said “chicken dung to be collected in poultry farms will be processed in our plant and converted into organic fertilizer for distribution to different vegetable farms in Pampanga and nearby area in Central Luzon.”
“We have two options. First is the processing palnt of chicken dung, and second is building a furnace. But because of the urgency of the situation we disregarded the production of renewable energy.”
A memorandum of agreement will soon be signed between the German-Columbian firms, the Department of Agriculture and local government units for the establishment of the composting plant in Bacolor town.