ABOITIZ Construction, Inc. said it plans to begin the construction of local storage for Mariveles Grains Corp. to help stabilize the logistics of grain importation.

According to a press release on Tuesday, it started the early stages of pier rehabilitation and was awarded the threshold facilities located in Mariveles, Bataan.

“Through this project, we aim to help in improving the logistics of grain products and contribute to our local food industry. This project also highlights our expertise in building infrastructures that involve different areas of civil works,” Aboitiz Construction Vice-President for Business Development Levi B. Agoncillo said in a statement.

The project started in November 2021 and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.

Aboitiz Construction said it is planning to prolong the stability of the piers, which is the main structure in the loading and unloading of grain products in the area.

Mariveles Grains operates a grain and commodities terminal that handles the storage and distribution of imported bulk grains.

The terminal can handle deliveries from Panamax vessels at a rate of 8,000 to 10,000 metric tons (MT) per day.

The grains provider is one of the subsidiaries of La Filipina Uy Gongco Corp., a livestock and agribusiness company. — Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson