More projects were recently turned over by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Iloilo Provincial Office to improve the quality of life of the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the Municipality of Balasan, Iloilo particularly in TIMIPAL Agrarian Reform Community (ARC).
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Enrique C. Paderes the projects worth 30.8M consist of: 1) Balasan Communal Irrigation System, 2) Post Harvest Facility, 3) Concreting of JNR Sito Malbog - Tinguian Road and 4) Palay and Rice Trading Project.
He said the projects are implemented under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) III, one of the many foreign funded projects accessed by DAR.
Balasan Mayor Filomeno V. Ganzon expressed confidence that the TIMIPAL ARC would provide a strong leadership in managing the projects while assuring them of his support.
Agrarian Reform Cooperative Chairperson Lily Baclagon said they are very thankful to DAR and partner agencies and to Mayor Ganzon for facilitating the projects.
“The said projects will not only bring economic benefits to the ARBs in the ARC but also the adjacent barangays,” she added. (Ma. Yvonne E. Senobin)