Gov Akbar: 4 Basilan towns to receive P40-M projects PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:41

Basilan Gov. Jum Akbar yesterday announced that four municipalities in the province are set to receive P40 million worth of PAMANA projects.

Akbar said this came about as the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), which she chairs, has approved and favorably endorsed last week the project proposals submitted to the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA)-DILG Funds.

Under the law, Akbar said that the PPOC is tasked to assist in the approval and implementation of the PAMANA projects which cover Lantawan, Maluso, Tipo-Tipo, and Tuburan towns in the aggregate amount of P40 million.

Akbar said the DILG provincial office has already received a notice of cash allocation for the implementation of the project.

The funds under the PAMANA-DILG Fund for CY-2012 were already released and downloaded to the DILG Regional Office-9, Akbar added.

The projects to be implemented in the four towns are as follows: construction of public market building (P5 million), water supply development (P3 million), and provision of rubber nursery (P2 million) in Lantawan; concreting of 500 linear meters road (P7.5 million), and provision of fish cage livelihood project (P2.5 million) in Maluso; and, provision of organic farming livelihood (P7 million), and construction of box culvert for four locations (P3-M) in Tuburan.

The Municipality of Tipo-Tipo will have P10 million-worth of farm-to-market road projects with an LGU counterpart of P1.1 million.

These are: rehabilitation of 3 kilometer (km) Badja-Bangcuang farm-to-market road (FMR); 2.5-km Lagayas-Limpoupas FMR; three-km Lagayas-Bohetambak FMR; and, 2.5-km Tipo-Tipo proper-Sitio Sumenne Tarbadeko FMR.

The implementation of PAMANA projects is the national government’s program and framework for peace and development.

It is implemented in areas affected by conflict and communities covered by existing peace agreements.