DavNor town gets World Bank-funded PRDP project

Subscribe Now January 06, 2021 at 02:58pm

The town of Sto. Tomas in Davao del Norte has secured a PHP188-million funding from the World Bank for the construction of a concrete road from Barangay New Visayas to Barangay Tulalian under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).

“The New Visayas to Tulalian road has been an issue since then. And I am very happy to announce that the concreting of the road will eventually become a reality after working so hard to grab the funding from the World Bank thru PRDP,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said in a statement Wednesday.

He said the rehabilitation of the Barangay New Visayas-Tulalian farm-to-market road project has a bridge component amounting to PHP188.3 million and the funds for it would be available by June 2021.

“That’s a huge amount of money since the construction of roadway spans 9.57 kilometers including the construction of two new bridges. We are taking this project seriously that’s why our project brief must be solid and stand the scrutiny of DA and World Bank,” Evangelista said.

PRDP is a program designed to establish the government platform for a modern, climate-smart, and market-oriented agri-fishery sector.

It focuses on expanding market access and improving competitiveness while introducing reforms in the internal operations of Department of Agriculture (DA).

“We are thankful to DA-11 for granting our proposal. The agency’s various projects poured in Sto. Tomas town is helpful in the implementation of our agricultural development intervention,” Evangelista said.

Source: pna.gov.ph

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