SPAMAST Holds a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Food Processing Building on Buhangin Campus. A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the GRAFTED building was held on June 5, 2022, at the Buhangin Campus. The event led by SPAMAST President Dr. Ruth S. Lucero was conducted as a commemoration, marking the official start of the construction of the new food processing building in the presence of the school officials, contractors, faculty, and other stakeholders.
Funded through the General Appropriation Act of 2022, the said infrastructure construction is part of the Green Agri-Fishery Technology Enterprise Development (GRAFTED) program. The GRAFTED program supports the government’s recovery program on the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, specifically, on food safety, security, and community resilience. It is geared towards the development of innovative technologies for processing and packaging to prolong the shelf-life and improve the nutritional content of agriculture and fishery products.
According to the details presented by Engr. Cherelyn Condinato, the GRAFTED Building is planned to be two-story and will have a 700 sqm total area with a project duration of 180 calendar days or 6 months.