DAR puts up farm-to-market road in Talaingod

Subscribe Now January 31, 2013 at 05:47pm

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is set to start the construction of a farm-to-market road project worth more than P40 million that would benefit over 20,000 residents in the municipality of Talaingod. The DAR-Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project 3 (ARISP) will implement the road construction along the junction of the National Road Sto. Niño-Sitio Igang, Palma Gil Road in said town.

The project which costs a total of P40,612,376 with funding from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to lessen the transportation cost of all the farm produce in the area.

A groundbreaking ceremony featuring the unveiling and laying of the capsule was held last week at Talaingod Agrarian Reform Community in Barangay Sto. Niño which, one the recipients that will directly benefit from the FMR project.

“The people of Talaingod have been waiting for a long time for the realization of FMR. For them it is a dream come true,” stated Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario who led the groundbreaking ceremony on January 22 this year.

“Now that it is about to begin, they should see to it that they will take good care of the said project so that their children’s children can still enjoy it,” he said.

The Governor was joined by Talaingod Mayor Basilio A. Libayao; DAR Regional Director Fidel B. Morales; Davao del Norte Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Nicasio A. Lemente; JICA consultant team leader Yukihiro Kawahara, and the Barangay Captains of Sto. Nino, Talaingod.

The other proposed DAR project for the municipality is an irrigation project worth P7 million which would be put up in Barangay Dagohoy.

Source: pia.gov.ph

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