September 22, 2021

P290-M Surigao infra projects up



SURIGAO CITY, Philippines – Aside from the mushrooming multi-billion-peso investments, both foreign and domestic, that are about to take place this year and beyond in the fast-growing province of Surigao del Norte, a P290-million infrastructure project is already in the pipeline for its 2nd Congressional District.

Of the funding amount, P220 million is under the regular infrastructure projects for the 2nd District of Surigao del Norte, while the amount of P70 million will be coming from the priority development assistance fund of Representative Guillermo A. Romarate Jr. (2nd District, Surigao del Norte).

“This fund is already lined up for various infrastructure projects this year,” said Romarate.

He added that some of these projects are concreting of roads, construction of more health and day-care centers, barangay (village) halls, covered courts, and for the construction of more classrooms.

Romarate also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to President Aquino for releasing an additional funding of P50 million for the repair of damaged roads and bridges, and flood control system late last year.

It was learned that the funding was released through Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

Meanwhile, infrastructure projects for Butuan City are set for completion this year, it was also learned.

The Butuan City District Engineering Office (BCDEO) is determined to finish the projects they started in 2011 before 2012 ends.

Specifically, the drainage systems that are located in various strategic areas in Butuan City, as well as the construction of Bancasi-Dumalagan and Ampayon-Sumilihon Roads are among the priority projects set for completion this year.

However, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials in Butuan City stressed that if these projects will not be completed on the first quarter of 2012, they will see to it that these will be finished before the end of this year.

In another development, all the 10 municipalities of the province of Agusan del Norte have received vegetable seeds from the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO).

PAO chief Maria Abastillas said farmers from the 10 municipalities were able to receive high-value commercial crop seeds, particularly vegetables.

The PAO chief said this is in line with the agriculture assistance program of the provincial government, where farmers are given these crops to increase vegetable production, through the municipal agriculture offices.

“Under the said program, we have beneficiaries from various municipalities. We have given them assistance through distribution of vegetable seeds,” the official said.

The official further said that the program will be continued this year to ensure livelihood sustainability of the farmers.



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