The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has completed a footbridge and eight (8) of eleven (11) tire paths in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya and will be turned-over soon to the farmers of the said province.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Primo S. Lara said the projects were funded under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) program of the department.
He said of the total project outlay comprising of 11 tire paths and a footbridge, the DAR allocated a total of Php 12.13 million fund with Php 1.46 million counterpart from the local government of Kayapa. Of the total project amount, Php 7.6 million was already used for the completion of said projects. Lara said the tire paths and the footbridge will benefit 4,037 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and 3,688 non-ARBs of the Baan Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) in Kayapa which is composed of barangays Baan, Pingkian, San Fabian, Acacia, Mapayao, Banao, Cabanglasan, Balangabang, Binalian, Pampang, Pangawan, Besong, Tidang Village and Kayapa Proper West and East.
Bottoms-Up-Budgeting (BUB) point person Engr. Alexander G. Aggasid said two of the three pending tire paths are almost on its 60% completion while the remaining is waiting for the municipality’s implementation.
“With almost completed first batch of the GPB projects of DAR in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, we can actually proceed for the turn-over of the 8 tire paths and the footbridge”, Aggasid said. (Lizzette Ann Guiuntab)