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COTABATO CITY—BARMM’s Farm-to-market road projects worth Php41.66-million are now in progress in the town of Lumbayanague, Lanao del Sur.
On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) started the construction of bridge and rehabilitation of road in the said town.
LDS 2nd District Engineer Maldamin Decampong said the Lumbayanague is a 4th class municipality where most of its farmland areas produce corn and rice products, and is considered the interior town of the said province.
He said the construction of Php30-million worth Kabasaran bridge is a vital infrastructure, especially for the town’s farmers in transporting agricultural products and for the regular commuters, since the project will connect the inner barangay going to the national highway.
“We also need to rehabilitate by concreting the 0.6 km road from the bridge worth Php11,660,000.00 to have a smooth flow of vehicles going to the main road so that our farmers and commuters could fully enjoy the better transportation flow in this barangay,” Decampong said.
Meanwhile, MPW Deputy Minister Engr. Abdul Maomit Tomawis emphasized that said projects are part of the Government of the Day’s commitment to enhance the living condition of the poverty-stricken communities in the region.
“These projects are ways of showing our Local Government Units and communities the goodwill of the BARMM government in implementing Moral Governance and in relation to the 12-point agenda of the Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, through our ministry led by Minister Eduard Guerra, in increasing strategic infrastructures to develop our communities particularly in the remote areas,” Tomawis said.
Meanwhile, Lumbayanague Mayor Jamal Asum also extended his appreciation to the Bangsamoro Government and MPW.
“We thank the Bangsamoro Government for providing us with these essential and beneficial projects for our constituents which I believe, could bring change to the lives of our people,” Asum said. (Kasan Usop, Jr./BIO)