COTABATO CITY — More communities within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and special geographic areas will be reached with several infrastructure projects lined up by the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) this year.
The MPW, being the Bangsamoro Government’s engineering and construction arm, will construct various infrastructure projects for 2021 that include roads and bridges, flood control, water supply projects, and other public works facilities all amounting to P15,053,995,064.
MPW Minister Eduard Guerra said their office has maintained its steadfast commitment to deliver utmost quality infrastructure facilities and services since its turnover in February 2019.
“We envision to increase strategic and climate-resilient infrastructure to support sustainable socio-economic development in the Bangsamoro Region,” Minister Guerra said.
This year, MPW will construct 601.22 kilometers of main road, agricultural road, and road to tourism projects across the region and its opt-in areas, and will rehabilitate 42 kilometers of damaged roads.
Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim said keeping the public informed of the MPW projects and promoting its transparency are all part of the Bangsamoro Government’s quest for moral governance.
On Thursday, Feb. 18, Maguindanao First District Engineer Avila Abobakar led the groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting of the 700-meter Litayen-Limbayen Road road project in Bongo Island, Parang.
The project, which costs 14.5 million pesos, is funded from district engineering office’s 2020 appropriations.
“This road concreting project is aimed at connecting Brgy. Litayen to Brgy. Limbayan in order to lessen the travel time of the commuters and also give access to tourism site,” Engr. Abobakar said.
An additional two kilometers will be constructed on the site for the project’s second phase worth 44 million pesos funded from its 2021 appropriations. (Bangsamoro Information Office)
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