DA turns over P4M fish landing project to Zambo Sibugay PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 11:23

The Department of Agriculture(DA) through its Support to Emergency Livelihood Assistance Project 2  recently turned over one fishlanding project to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of  Olutanga and Alicia both in Zamboanga Sibugay province.

Each project amounted to P2 million and implemented by its respective LGU with their counterpart of P 222,222.00 which is  more than 10% of the total project  cost.

Olutanga is an island municipality rich in marine resources like fish, lobster, oyster, the famous taclobo and many more. Fishing is one of its major livelihood. The municipal fish landing project serves 1,056 fishermen in the area.

Mr. Diosdado Cano one of the fishermen was relieved with the construction of the fishlanding since this will lessen their burden in bringing their fishing paraphernalia to their bancas and  transporting their catch to the market.

The project will also ease the inconvenience of pupils who need to ride a banca in going to school.

Meanwhile, one  fish landing was also turned over in Alicia. This municipality is abundant with world class “Sari” fishes such as lapu-lapu, milkfish, salmon, lobster, tangigue, mantis and crabs that contribute mainly in the municipal’s economy.

Mr. Pablo Jostan whose income is dependent on fishing appreciated the project because this will reduce their transport expense in selling their catch to the market because buyers are now buying  their catch at the fish landing area.

Aside from the fish landing, the two municipalities were also beneficiaries of  cassava grater with presser; three units were given to Alicia amounting to P180,00 and four units to Olutanga amounting to P240,000

The Farmers Associations (FA) were identified as beneficiaries for the cassava graters with pressers. The recipients in   Alicia were  Kawayan FA, Pandan-Pandan FA and Kapatagan FA and for Olutanga were  Gandaan FA, San Isidro FA, Tambanan FA and  Solar- I FA. — YAvellaneda/DA9