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DAR turns over P1.49-M infrastructure projects in Cebu

piaQUEZON CITY, Feb. 22 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P 1.49-million worth of infrastructure projects to boost the economic lives of agrarian reform beneficiaries in San Remigio, Cebu.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Elvira B. Bation said P810,000 worth of road opening project and a foot bridge costing P680,000  were constructed in Barangay Gaway-gaway to provide faster access to transport farmers’ farm products to various markets. The infrastructure projects were implemented under the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) as part of the government’s effort to pursue a sustained and inclusive growth and at the same time, promote good governance at the local level.  BUB which is now called the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB), is a reform measure that aims to make the national budget a participatory process wherein the citizens are involved in identifying projects that they believe will be beneficial for their own communities particularly in terms of poverty reduction.

The Infra Projects were undertaken in support of the national objective of the government for development in the rural areas.

In attendance during the formal turnover and acceptance of the projects which was held at the San Remegio Municipal Hall were Honorable Mayor Mariano R. Martinez, Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Jenette Oporto, Engr. Armand Gerra, and some local officials. (DAR)

Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1141487665573

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