NFA-Zambo to get another imported rice shipment PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 September 2014 13:39

The National Food Authority (NFA) is set to receive another shipment of imported rice this month.

The recent shipment of imported rice for NFA-Zamboanga arrived last month consisting of 156,000 sacks of Vietnam rice of 50 kilos each.

NFA Provincial Manager Gaudencio Nuega said Friday the imported rice shipment consisting of 150,000 sacks of 50 kilos each is scheduled to arrive on the third week of this month in this city.

Nuega said it will be the last shipment of imported rice for NFA-Zamboanga for the year 2014. The rice will be sold at P32 per kilogram.

Nuega said part of the imported rice will be distributed to the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

He said the NFA-Zamboanga had stocks of around 300,000 bags of rice, which are enough to meet the demand of the consumers until the first quarter of 2015.

He said the first shipment for 2015 is set to arrive in January. — RGAAG