Butuan City, Philippines – The I-BUILD or the infrastructure component of the Project reflects that the total indicative portfolio of approved subprojects for Mindanao Cluster reached P7 billion which P1.5 billion belongs to Caraga, this is a total of 21% of the portfolio or a total of 22 subprojects for the region.
Despite the rigorous process prior to the implementation of the project, there are already five farm-to-market roads that are under implementation in the municipalities of Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte and Talacogon, Esperanza, and Veruela, Agusan del Sur.
“It is true that the process of availing a subproject under PRDP is tough and the requirements take time to be complied, but we still remain patient and determined to do whatever we can just for a project to be realized in our municipality,” said Mayor Leonida Manpatilan of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.
On the other hand, Investments for Rural Enterprises and Agriculture and Fisheries Productivity (I-REAP) Component which aims to strengthen and develop viable agri-fishery based enterprises through efficient value chains of key agriculture and fishery products already has one approved subproject amounting to P32 million which is on procurement process for the Integrated Abaca Enhancement Enterprises in Santiago, Agusan del Norte. (Fretcher Magatao 02/20/2017, ruralevolution.net)