Mati City, Davao Oriental – To add income to its members, the Mati Construction Workers Association (MACOWA) received Eight Hundred Thousand (P800,000.00) Pesos from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for Vannamei Production.

Whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vanamei, formerly Penaeus vannamei), also known as Pacific white shrimp or king prawn, is a variety of prawn of the eastern Pacific Ocean commonly caught ot farmed for food. (Wikipedia)

Ask on why shrimp production, MACOWA President Bencito Galvez said, “The demand for vannamei is high both local and international while the supply is scarce. The idea of pursuing this project is a concerted decision of our members to augment our income. We also intend to give employment to the fisher folks in the area, thus, this project.”

“MACOWA’s project proposal on shrimp production was highly recommended and approved due to the fact that the market of shrimps local and overseas is huge, the price is high and the channel of distribution is clear.”, said DOLE Davao Oriental Field Office Chief Rodolfo T. Castro, Jr.

The turnover of check to the eighty (80) members of the association was graced by the presence of DOLE XI OIC-ARD Jason P. Balais and Mati City Mayor Michelle Marie Denise N. Rabat. (By Eduardo P. Monreal, LCO-Designate, DOLE RO XI)

800K for Vannamei Production. Members of Mati Construction Workers Association (MACOWA) posed with DOLE and MATI LGU officials after receiving their livelihood grant.