PALO, Leyte – The 40-year-old National Food Authority (NFA) regional office building here has been undergoing major repair after several calamities weakened its foundation.
NFA Regional Manager Henry Tristeza said the P12 million major facelift of their office that started last May will be completed in November.
“This is the first major rehabilitation building after a fire incident in 2007, super typhoon Yolanda in 2013, and strong earthquake in 2017,” Tristeza said.
The project, which mainly involves retrofitting, will add one more storey to the two-storey building. It will also convert vacant spaces into storage area, records room, and lodging rooms for visitors.
“The new NFA office will look modern with full glass convention hall on the third floor,” he added.
The building built in late 1970s houses the regional office, Leyte provincial office. It is located in Barangay Pawing, this town, just 10 kilometers away from Tacloban City.
NFA is a government-owned and controlled corporation tasked to ensure the food security of the country and the stability of supply and price of the staple grain rice through procurement of paddy from farmers, buffer stocking, processing activities, and dispersal of rice to strategic locations.