Cotabato City (February 28, 2018) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-ARMM) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Local Government Units (LGUs) in Maguindanao on the implementation of the region’s 2018 Regular Infra-Projects.
The signing ceremony, held here on Tuesday, February 27, was witnessed by Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The signatories are DPWH-ARMM Secretary Don Mustapha Loong and the mayors of the 16 municipalities of Maguindanao.
The infrastructure projects have a total budget of roughly P1.4 billion for the two engineering districts of the province. Maguindanao District 1 has an allocation of P380.21 million while Maguindanao District 2 has P1,022.57 million.
The 16 LGUs that will benefit from the projects are the municipalities of Parang, Buldon, Upi, Barira, Matanog, Pagalungan, Mamasapano, Datu Paglas, Rajah Buayan, Datu Abdullah Sangki, Shariff Aguak, Pandag, Ampatuan, Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun, Talayan, and Buluan.
These municipalities are recipients of the SGLG (Seal of Good Local Governance) Award from the Department of the Interior and Local Government, which is one of the qualifications infra-projects could be entrusted to a beneficiary LGU.
DPWH-ARMM Secretary Don Mustapha Loong said local governments play an important role in the successful implementation of infra-projects, especially those that are experienced, equipped, with capacity to implement multimillion-peso projects, and are SGLG awardees.
This is just one of the steps the ARMM government, through the region’s DPWH, is taking to meet the President’s target that all infra-projects for the year 2018 should be implemented efficiently. The projects will start implementation as soon as all the pertinent documents are finalized and submitted.
Meanwhile, Gov. Hataman urged the LGUs and the two district engineering offices of Maguindanao to ensure the efficient implementation of the projects.
The governor believes these projects would be completed on time since one way to speed up project implementation and ensuring these are within standards is through a joint agreement with beneficiary LGUs.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
March 01, 2018 @ 15:09