Kalinga folks urged to support gov’t. infra projects

LUBUAGAN, Kalinga, March 9 (PIA) -- Community stakeholders in this high mountain village were strongly urged to support Pres. Duterte’s Build Build Build program.

 

Department of Public Highway Cordillera Regional Director Nerie Bueno, called on the people of Lubuagan to help them implement infrastructure projects in their place saying “we really hope that there will be less resistance to government infrastructure projects.”

Bueno was guest speaker during the 8th Laga Festival of this municipality on March 6 during the Schools and Barangays Day of the week-long festivities.

In his message read by Cecilia Lucio of the Upper Kalinga District Engineering Office (UKDEO), Bueno said “instead of resistance, let us be vigilant that the contractors will construct roads and facilities by following the specifications and standards so that their benefits will be enjoyed not only by the present generation but our children and their children.”

“We truly hope that road widening projects will not mean disputes but will serve to unite the community to support such efforts and help us convince the few disgruntled persons that the projects is for every Juan – every man, woman, child in Kalinga,” she  added.

Lubuagan is under the jurisdiction of UKDEO. UKDEO was allocated P706.7 million in 2017; P127.2M for Basic Educational Facilities Fund; and P11M for farm to market roads.

“Kami ay nakikiisa sa adhikain na ang bawat Juan dela Cruz sa bawat barangay, bawat munisipyo at bawat probinsiya ay madarama ang benepisyo ng isang masiglang ekonomiya sa pamamagitan ng pagpapagawa ng mga tulay at kalsadang may magandang kalidad at ligtas gamitin para sa mabilis na pagbiyahe ng mga tao at produktong pang agrikultura. ,” Or in the case of Lubuagan, transport of agricultural products such as legumes, rice and coffee, your world famous woven products and soft brooms is easy with good roads and bridges,” read  Bueno’s message.

Bueno also mentioned sustaining efforts to promote tourism through the construction of quality and safe access roads in CAR under the DOT-DPWH Convergence Program.

“This shows the commitment of DPWH as well as LGU officials to achieve inclusive growth for every Filipino even in far-flung areas,” she said.

The DPWH reiterated its commitment to accomplish and complete all projects without sacrificing the environment and ensuring that all stakeholders are involved during consultation meetings prior to the implementation of these projects. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

 

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