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DAR to implement "Tulay ng Pangulo" program

piaILOILO CITY, February 4 (PIA) --- Projects under the Tulay ng Pangulo para sa Kaunlarang Pang-Agraryo (TPKP) that will benefit agrarian reform communities here are just awaiting for implementation, said the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Iloilo provincial office.

According to DAR-Iloilo, the identification of proposed sites including the submission of proposals and the validation of the feasible sites for the TPKP project have been completed.

The TPKP project involves the construction, installation and establishment of "universal bridges" in priority agrarian reform communities (ARCs) and Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) covered areas.

The TPKP unibridges will connect ARCs and the CARP-covered areas and road networks to main markets nationwide under DAR’s Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) support services delivery component.

It aims to promote rural development by linking the ARCs in the economic mainstream and open up development potentials in order to increase productivity and income.

As per DAR-Iloilo report dated Feb. 15, 2012, the project covering the site Bingauan-Ginawahan Bridge located in Bingauan, Badiangan, Iloilo already has a memorandum of agreement and with materials available and ready for installation.

The Camangahan-Bacong Bridge in Camangahan, Guimbal, Iloilo, the Cadinglian Bridge in Cadinglian, Oton, Iloilo, and Ginot-an Bridge in Ginot-an, San Joaquin, Iloilo are under on-going surveys and for geo-testing.

The Calumbuyan Bridge in Calumbuyan, New Lucena, Iloilo, and the Nabitasan Bridge in Nabitasan, Pototan, Iloilo are for survey and geological testing.

In the same report, nine other bridges in the province also underwent validation.

DAR-Iloilo said that the validation of feasible sites involved criteria which included the density of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), density of CARP-covered areas and ARCs.

On one hand, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-6 said the implementation of the TPKP projects here is under the Project Management Office (PMO) of the DPWH Central Office. (JCM/LTP/PIA-Iloilo)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2421423037030/dar-to-implement-tulay-ng-pangulo-program

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