A new Crop Biotechnology Center is being constructed in the Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) announced recently.
The Center will help increase rice productivity and will serve as a hub for implementing agricultural biotechnology research and development agenda in the country.
Supported by the Public Law-480 program, also known as the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act, the P302-million building will house laboratories, a theater, and a multipurpose hall that can hold 500 to 800 people. These facilities will also host biotechnology programs on other priority crops such as banana, coconut, coffee, corn, and sugarcane. Construction is set to be completed next year.
See full story in The Manila Times.