The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Region 7 recently signed an agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the construction of 13 bridges in Bohol.
DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said that the project is being undertaken under the Tulay Ng Pangulo Para sa Magsasaka. “This project aims to link farmers to production areas and economic centers of Bohol.”
In a recent conference on the project, Engr. Leonard Cagampang, Acting Chief of the Technical Assistance and Support Services (TASS) Division of DAR, said that there are 13 proposed bridge sites to be provided with steel bridges especially those badly damaged by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, namely: Mag-aso, Antequera; Casbu and Casuwayan, Guindulman; Candelaria, Dagohoy; Hambabauran, Sierra-Bullones; five (5) Sites in Ubay re: Barangays Bulilis, Villa Teresita, Lomangog, San Vicente and Biabas and three (3) sites in Catigbian town re: Rizal, Borja and Bacsanan.
“We are targeting these projects to be implemented during the 1st quarter of 2015,” said Cagampang.
Photo shows Governor Chatto (backview) discussing details with Undersecretary Felix Perry Villanueva (left) of the Finance, Planning and Administrative Office (FPAO); Director Stephen M. Leonidas (right) of DAR 7, Dr. Antonio del Socorro, DAR7 Asst. Regional Director for Operation, PARPO Grace Fua, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II of DAR Bohol and her staff as well as the representatives from DPWH both from central and local offices. (Merly bantugan, PIO DAR-Bohol)