CAGAYAN | June 20, 2022 – The FPA Regional Field Unit (RFU) 2 inspected the Farm Mechanizations and Resources Distribution Corporation (FMRDC) warehouse located in Port Irene in Santa Ana, Cagayan on June 17, 2022, to assess its capacity to import fertilizers in the region.


This is in connection with the approval last month of the fertilizer importation permit of FMRDC, which is in Gamu, Isabela. FMRDC President and CEO Engr. Antonio Tumolba chose the port for operational efficiency and ultimately lessen the cost of the fertilizer.


He said, “Unlike Subic, Port Irene is nearer to our distribution areas in Region 2. Our distributors and dealers can get their orders directly from the port, instead of having to pay for travel service and labor cost. In turn, this can possibly lower the price of fertilizer per bag and lessen the burden on farmers.”


The FPA RFU 2 assessed that the port Irene can handle and provide necessary facilities and equipment to accommodate fertilizer imports. The Port Irene management also assured FPA that it is continuously improving their services and facilities in accordance with their ISO certification.


Port Irene built an additional four warehouses, which include the inspected warehouse, with an approximate size of 1,320 square meters per hatch. This is to accommodate the activities of their clients and stakeholders. Currently, the development and construction of infrastructure is ongoing including dredging to allow larger shipping vessels to dock in the port. ###


Written by:  Arwin Cardenas | Published: 21 June 2022

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