RPCO 8 turns over five enterprise development projects in Northern Samar

Created on Tuesday, 28 March 2023 Published Date
Five farmer’s associations across Northern Samar finally received their certificate of project completion of the enterprise development or IREAP interventions through the Philippine Rural Development Project of the Department of Agriculture. This was one of the highlights during the 1st Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Province of Northern Samar and its Provincial Development Council.
“For small livelihood projects under PRDP, we define a project as completed in terms of the total accomplishment in the procurement and downloading of funds to the implementing agency, in your case, the provincial local government unit. Therefore, the PLGU is now fully responsible in monitoring and sustaining the project,” Dr. Jenny Lyn R. Almeria, RPC 8 Deputy Project Director emphasized.
These five IREAP subprojects include the Hog Fattening and Marketing Enterprise in Las Navas, Northern Samar with a total project cost of PhP 1,283,520.00; HFA Hog Fattening and Trading in Catubig, Northern Samar amounting to Php 1,246,220.00; Vegetables Enterprise and Marketing in Laoang, Northern Samar amounting to Php 1,225,154.20; Siganid and Milkfish Fishpen Project with a project cost of Php 1,259,750.00; and Mallard Duck Egg Production and Marketing amounting to Php 1,229,710.00.
DPD Almeria shared that these enterprise interventions are few of the 15 subprojects across 11 municipalities in the province since PRDP started in 2014. Out of the 15 subprojects, eight were previously turned over. “As we witness the turnover of five more small livelihood projects, this marks another milestone not just for the PRDP but for the farmers of Northern Samar which were given opportunity to improve their income as well as the farm production in their communities,” she said
To date, there are projects for Northern Samar which are expected to commence and be completed soon. Some of these are infrastructure development projects that have undergone RPAB review recently, and two IREAP subprojects which are still waiting to be completed.
“The DA-PRDP will continue to provide assistance to the province as the PRDP is about to launch its Scale-Up. This means that projects which were originally designed for six years can now be extended, and more interventions can be crafted for the improvement of the lives of the farmers,” DPD Almeria shared.
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