Cotabato City (March 2, 2018) – The Department of Public Works and Highways in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DPWH-ARMM) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with 15 local government units (LGUs) in Lanao del Sur covering infrastructure projects targeted for completion by the end of this year.
In a ceremony held at Lanao del Sur’s provincial capitol on Thursday, March 1, DPWH-ARMM Secretary Don Loong said most of the beneficiary towns are awardees of the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance, a recognition given to LGUs that performed well in terms of good governance parameters.
The MoA is for the implementation of the 2018 Regular Infra-Projects of the ARMM. Sec. Loong emphasized the role of the LGUs in the success of the implementation of such projects. The joint undertaking of the DPWH-ARMM and the LGUs is one of the steps of the regional government to comply with the President’s goal of implementing efficiently and within standards all 2018 infrastructure projects.
The budget for each LGU is as follows:
Lanao District I:
· Province of Lanao del Sur – P388 million;
· Piagapo – P33.95 million;
· Wao – P58.2 million;
· Taraka – P63.05 million;
· Poona Bayabao – P43.65 million;
· Masiu – P19.4 million;
· Bubong – P4.95 million;
· Ditsaan Ramain – P9.70 million; and
· Mulondo – P19.4 million.
Lanao District II:
· Ganassi – P85.3 million;
· Calanogas – P19.4 million;
· Madalum – P38.8 million;
· Balindong – P16.49 million;
· Butig – P33.95 million; and
· Kapatagan – P37.38 million.
Butig Mayor Dimnatang Pansar said a 2.5-kilometer road will be built in his town to speed up economic development specifically in the agricultural sector.
“Our municipality is primarily an agricultural town, the movement of the farmers and the delivery of products to the market will be easier by connecting farmlands,” he said.
Meanwhile, Gov. Hataman asked the local chief executives to immediately start the road projects and complete those projects before December. “Nakikiusap kami sa inyo na simulan niyo na dahil baka abutan tayo ng Disyembre, baka hindi matapos ang proyekto,” Gov. Hataman said.
He was referring to the Department of Budget and Management’s circular order that would revert back to the national treasury funds allocated for projects that do not meet completion deadlines. With a MoA between DPWH-ARMM and the LGUs, the governor believes infrastructure projects will be properly executed and completion will be within schedule.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
March 02, 2018 @ 17:48