ARMM undertakes additional road projects in Maguindanao
COTABATO CITY (13 August 2014) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will concrete a 7-kilometer farm-to-market road in the town of Talayan in Maguindanao to improve the flow of goods and produce in the area.
On Tuesday, ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, along with Makmod Mending and Emil Sadain, the region’s agriculture and public works secretary, respectively, signed a memorandum of agreement with Talayan Mayor Tungkang Midtimbang on the implementation of the project.
The 7-km., P70-million-worth road will link the barangays of Poblacion and Marader in the town. The project will be funded by ARMM’s Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program and will be undertaken by the region’s Department of Public Works and Highways.
The PAMANA program is the national government’s flagship program that extends development interventions to the isolated, hard-to-reach and conflict-affected communities.
Hataman said once completed, the road will enhance the transport of farm products and help spur growth in the area.
The ARMM governor also spearheaded the inauguration of a P1.4 million, 1.4-kilometer road in the town that links Barangay Tamar to the main highway in Barangay Poblacion and the groundbreaking of a P12-million, 1.3-kilometer road project in Barangay Calaan in Buldon town.
Hataman said the farm-to-market roads are expected to improve trade and commerce in remote areas of Maguindanao. (Bureau of Public Information)