Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019

DA commissions PH’s first signal 5 typhoon-resilient monolithic dome

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The Philippines’ first ever typhoon-resilient monolithic dome | Courtesy : Manny Piñol Facebook page

CAGAYAN, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Wednesday (March 27) inaugurated and commissioned the first ever typhoon-resilient monolithic dome in the country.

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, in his social media account, explained that the dome will serve as a grains warehouse in the agency’s experimental station in the town of Iguig in Cagayan province.

The dome was designed by German engineers and constructed by a Filipino company with the help of Polish consultants, Piñol said.

The official added that the monolithic dome could withstand tropical cyclone warning signal number 5.

The dome has insulators that deflect the heat of the sun and keeps the interior temperature at a level that is ideal for grain storage.

Each unit costs P10 million and according to the DA, the agency will establish a total of eight in Cagayan Region which suffers devastation from at least 10 typhoons every year.

Piñol added that the seven smaller units costing P5 million each are now being constructed for the use of farmers’ group in Cagayan Valley Region.

The Secretary said the agency is planning to build similar structures in areas located on the typhoon track such as Eastern and Western Visayas, Bicol, Southern Tagalog including Mindoro, Central Luzon, Ilocos and Cordillera Regions. – Marje Pelayo

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