DAR Turns-Over P5.7-M Infra Projects In Negros Occidental

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06192014 dar web news pix 1The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P5.7-million worth of infrastructures to Brgy. General Malvar, Pontevedra in Negros Occidental to improve the living conditions of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in this community.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Lucresia Taberna said the DAR provided the ARBs with P2.2-million worth of concrete farm-to-market road, stretching from the main highway to Purok 1, and a P1-million worth of agricultural warehouse that would benefit their farm products for storage and marketing purposes.

“The Department also constructed 450-square meter multi-purpose pavement networks in Puroks 1 and 5, that will be used to dry rice grains, at a total cost of P1 million to further boost their yields,” Taberna said.

06192014 dar web news pix 2Aside from agricultural facilities, the DAR also constructed a two-classroom building with comfort rooms that costs P1.5 million and is expected to benefit 189 students, most of them are children of ARBs.

The infrastructure projects, which are implemented under the Agrarian Reform Communities Project II (ARCP II), are expected to benefit 249 agrarian reform beneficiaries.

Danilo Pongan, ARCP II Regional Point Person, said 40 percent of the total costs of these projects were provided by DAR through the Development Bank of the Philippines, while 35 percent were from the local government of Pontevedra and the rest were from the national government.