BAR inaugurates new facility, renovated spaces

DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) held the inauguration and blessing of its annex building II and newly renovated dormitory rooms and offices on 6 November 2023 in Quezon City.

The new annex building houses storage rooms for the building maintenance, security, and general utility services unit; property and supply section; records unit; and finance unit. The bureau’s dormitory was also renovated to better serve the needs of partners and guests. A previous conference room was also repurposed as an office room for the bureau’s Planning and Monitoring Unit. 

In his message, DA-BAR director Junel B. Soriano highlighted the improvements as the Bureau’s way to provide its employees with a workspace that is not only comfortable and efficient, but also fosters collaboration and productivity; hence, allowing them to perform better as they provide services to clients. 

“Being able to provide a conducive working environment for our staff and stakeholders alike increases their motivation and commitment to further provide service that exceeds expectations,” underscored Soriano.

He also thanked everyone who put in a lot of work and acknowledged the teamwork that made this project possible. He likewise acknowledged their commitment, compassion, and hard work in realizing this dream.

Present during the inauguration were DA-Internal Audit Service director Christopher R. Bañas, DA-Kabuhayan At Kaunlaran ng Kababayang Katutubo deputy program director Gerard Neri B. Arañas, and DA-BAR key officials and staff. (### Lara Abegail S. Espiritu)