Water systems for poor central Mindanao towns PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 September 2015 14:23

By ED GENERAL

Aside from building roads, DPWH-ARMM is also tasked by the national government through Congress to implement appropriate social protection systems and measures to reduce at least by half the proportion of people of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

The regional Muslim government was appropriated by Congress with a line budget item of nine million from the regular 2015 infra funds of DPWH-ARMM for the construction of the level II water system.

Sixth class municipalities in Maguindanao were on the list of ARMM priority areas on establishing level II water system and building protection dike. Among them Datu Abdulla Sangki and Mamasapano municipalities.

A memorandum of agreement was signed on Sept 22, between ARMM Office of the Regional Governor through DPWH-ARMM  and the Municipal Government of Datu Abdullah Sangki for the implementation of a level II water system in Datu Abdullah Sangki and MOA with the Municipality of Mamasapano for the implementation of a 3.5 Million Protection Dike in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

ARMM Public Works Secretary Don Mustapha Loong said it is part of the good governance reform of the Hataman Administration in partnering with active and capable LGUs in the implementation of various infrastructure projects.

He said that water is an integral part of human being, thus it is just but proper to prioritize in order families can be nurtured.

About 3,000  households in Datu Abdullah Sangki will have potable water with the upcoming implementation of a Level II water system.

The construction of a Water Level System II, a piped communal water point project including water tank and pipelines, will alleviate the plight of the people over the long time problem of access to potable water in the municipality.

On the other hand in Mamasapano, a two-kilometer-dike will be built to protect farmlands in the area whenever flood water from Liguasan Marsh destroys corn and ricefields.

The dike will also serve as irrigation of farmlands whenever water is scarce during the planting season.

Farmers as well as residents of Mamasapano will benefit from the 2kms dike to be built there.