CHARMP2 covers 18 new barangays, proposes P70.7M budget

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, July 6(PIA) - - The Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Management Project (CHARMP2) now covers 18 barangays in the six provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region with proposed financial assistance of P70.7 million in two years.


CHARMP2 scale-up from 2017-2018 is a two year additional financing of development projects for 18 new barangays within the six provinces in the Cordilleras.

Total proposed budget for rural infrastructure development  is P67.6 million; P1.6 million on environment protectionand P1.5 million for livelihood assistance. Each barangay will share P21 million from the proposed budget for said development projects.

Engr. Cynthia Imperial of the Provincial Planning and Development Office reported that covered barangays in Kalinga are Lower Taloctoc in Tanudan, Bugnay in Tinglayan and Balinciagao Sur in Pasil.

She said P20 million will be allocated per barangay for rural infrastructure development of which amount is inclusive of the 10% local government unit counterpart; P525,000.00 each for community watershed conservation and agro-forestry covering at least 15 hectares; and P500,000.00 each livelihood assistance fund for agriculture, agribusiness and income generating activities.

“Validation and finalization of proposed infra projects are completed along with the identification of partner people’s organization and formation of livelihood interest groups,” Imperial said. PETER A. BALOCNIT(PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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