DAR, Italian government turned over P11M farm-to-market road project to Tacurong More farmers will be enjoying market accessibility with the completion of another concreted farm-to-market road project in Barangay Baras, Tacurong City.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the half-kilometer FMR project was done at the project site and followed by a turnover program at the barangay hall on June 18. Present during the ribbon-cutting and turnover rites were City Administrator Roberto Ayco who represented Mayor Lina Montilla, Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Office Representative Cristy Dagdag, Italian Agrarian Reform Community Development Support Officer Nelson Faustino, OIC Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Pabil Marohomsalic, Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer
Jacinta Fabale, Baras Chairman Doroteo Delicana, and City Engineer Catherine Leguro. The project, which connects Puroks Daisy and Rose, has a total project cost of P11.8 Million.
Half of the total project cost or P5.9 Million was funded by the Italian government through the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), while the other half came from the LGU coffer that served as a funding counterpart. City Administrator Ayco extended his gratitude to the Italian government and DAR for the string of projects they extended to Tacurong City’s Agrarian Reform Communities (ARC). “Our city is very fortunate to be recipients of these various projects that will greatly help our constituents”, he said.
Aside from farmers, among the beneficiaries of the latest FMR project are students and teachers of AS Bernardo national High School since the concrete road passes through the said school. Engineer Leguro said that the latest project turned over in Baras is just one of the numerous projects given to Tacurong by the Italian government under the Italian Assistance to Agrarian Reform Community Development Support Program or IARCDSP through the DAR. Aside from Baras, Barangay Upper Katungal is the other beneficiary of the DAR-Italian projects being one of the only two barangays in Tacurong identified as ARCs. Aside from FMR projects, other DAR-Italian-funded projects in Baras and Upper Katungal are water supply systems, solar dryers, multi-purpose halls, and irrigation canals. The Italian government has already funneled a total of P56 Million for various projects in Baras and Upper Katungal.
The same amount was allocated by the city government as funding counterpart. (ASF, LGU Information)