Cotabato City (March 12, 2018) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will build a P100-million Maguindanao government center this year in the town of Buluan, the provincial capital. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman and Maguindanao Governor Esmail ‘Toto’ Mangudadatu led the groundbreaking of the center on Monday, March 12.
Gov. Hataman said the building will facilitate improved delivery of services of the provincial government to its constituents. “Sinisigurado natin na ang mga proyekto natin ay mayroong social impact sa sinasakupan natin,” the ARMM governor added.
Gov. Mangudadatu of Maguindanao thanked the regional government and President Rodrigo Duterte for the support in the development of the provincial center. A two-storey building, the center will house the offices of several provincial government agencies, and will sit on a 1.8-hectare land. It forms part of the provincial government complex.
The project is funded under the ARMM’s Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) budget for 2017. It is expected to be finished in 12 months. Among the flagship projects of DPWH-ARMM in Maguindanao are the Datu Odin Sinsuat-Datu Blah Sinsuat-Lebak Coastal Road that connects Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces and the Pigcawayan-Budon-Barira-Butig Road that connects the provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Lanao del Sur.
Maguindanao is set to receive P2.49 billion worth of infrastructure projects from the ARMM this year. These include barangay roads, water systems, drainage systems and flood control projects.
To promote transparency and efficiency, the DPWH-ARMM currently harnesses the E-ARMM system, wherein a website was established to create a database containing information on road projects, including connectivity conditions, and other public infrastructure projects within the region.
The E-ARMM comprises a network involving the regional office and eight district engineering offices that will serve as data repository. It promotes transparency and allows the general public to check the status of projects under construction.
Also present on Monday’s ceremony were Secretary Kirby Matalam Abdullah of ARMM’s Interior and Local Government, Secretary Bai Ayesha Mangudadatu Dilangalen of Tourism-ARMM, Engr. James Mlok of Maguindanao 2ndDistrict Engineering Office, and former Buluan Mayor Ibrahim ‘Jong’ Mangudadatu.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
March 13, 2018 @ 16:27