Angel B. Baybay
BONTOC, Mountain Province – Implementation of Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) projects in the province will go full blast with the ground breaking ceremony of road improvement works in Bauko last March 4.
The project worth P64,803,686 is for the concreting of the 4.577 kilometer Banata-Sumey-ang-Sadsadan farm to market road. Although initially intended to cater to coffee farmers, the project shall equally benefit vegetable growers of upper Bauko.
In his message during the ground breaking rites, Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan, Jr. lauded the people who worked for the realization of the project which was conceptualized in 2013 under the leadership of the then governor Leonard Mayaen. “It took more or less four years for the efforts to bear fruit. I am happy that it materialized,” Lacwasan said.
Regional Deputy Project Director Danilo Daguio thanked the concerned sectors for their cooperation. He said PRDP projects have to undergo various paper works and validation tests before they are finally approved.
Provincial Engineer Eduard Likigan said it took years for the projects to be implemented since they have to iron out problems including road right of way issues.
Other approved PRDP projects that will soon be implemented are the Besao-Nacawang FMR, Tadian-Mabalite FMR, and the Poblacion (Paracelis)-Bantay FMR improvement.