RPAB endorses three I-BUILD subprojects for PRDP funding

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Created on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 Published Date

It’s a thumbs up from the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) of the Philippine Rural Development Project Regional Project Coordination Office 8 (PRDP RPCO 8) for the three I-BUILD subprojects. This was the unanimous decision reached during the RPAB Review held on November 21, 2019 at the PRDP Conference Room.

These three subprojects are as follows: Hilongos Barangay Water Supply Development Project in Hilongos, Leyte; Improvement/Concreting of Brgy. Hinugacan-Brgy. Villahermosa Oriental Farm to Market Road in Samar; and Construction and Concreting of Hantag-Laboon Farm to Market Road in Maasin City.

Engr. Levi Mendros, Municipal Planning and Development Officer of LGU Hilongos, presented the project proposal on water supply to the board. He enthusiastically discussed the profile and technical aspect of the project amounting to Php 120,978,000.00.

This is expected to benefit 13 barangays with 3,566 households and 14,988 total population.

Mr. Inocencio Morallos, RAFC Chairman and RPAB Member moved for favorable endorsement of the project for funding, and this was seconded by Ms Marcelina Espos from DENR, also a member of RPAB.

Engr. Jeffrey Repulda, assigned Rural Infrastructure Engineer presented the next project which was the Improvement/Concreting of Brgy. Hinugacan-Brgy.Villahermosa Oriental Farm to Market Road.

Originally, this project spanned from Brgy. San Agustin to Brgy. Villahermosa Oriental. However, since there is an existing project in Brgy. San Agustin funded by the Provincial Office of Samar, it was suggested to start the FMR project in Brgy. Hinugacan. The municipalities of Gandara, Tarangnan, and Pagsanghan will benefit the said FMR.

The endorsement of this project was also moved by Mr. Inocencio Morallos and seconded by Mr. Pedro Bimbo B. Tan, representative from the Department of Trade and Industry-8(DTI-8).

The third and last project discussed was the Construction and Concreting of Hantag-Laboon Farm to Market Road presented by Engr. Elmer Lanza, the Rural Infrastructure Engineer assigned in the area.

This is a 4.44-kilometer road that will help 976 farming households to easily transport their products. The project cost amounted to Php 105,362,946.20.

RAFC Chair Inocencio Morallos again moved for the endorsement of this FMR project, seconded by DENR Representative, Ms Marcelina Espos.

All the project proponents went home with wide grin bringing with them high hopes to continuously help the farmers in their respective areas after the successful RPAB Review presided by Dr. Jenny Lyn R. Almeria, Deputy Project Director.

Aside from the RPAB members and PRDP staff, representatives from different provinces and municipalities were also present. It was a full force team for Hilongos headed by their Local Chief Executive Hon. Albert Villahermosa, together with Engr. Levi Mendros, MPDO. The City Government of Maasin was represented by Mr. Joselito C. Nantes, Plumber I and Mr. Romuald Carl M. Paler, Draftsman I. Engr. Virginia Hilvano represented the Province of Samar for the FMR project.  (JENNINA JUNE LEIRA L. BROSAS, Information Writer, PRDP RPCO 8, FRANCISCO C. ROSAROSO, InfoACE Unit Head)


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