Gov Turns Over Infra Projects in Far-flung Villages

DAVAO ORIENTAL – Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang has recently led the turnover of various infrastructure projects in four far-flung villages in the towns of Governor Generoso and San Isidro.

Aiming to provide ease in everyday living of the beneficiary communities, the infrastructure projects which were formally turned over on Tuesday, April 24 are three newly improved potable water systems in the villages of La Union, Talisay, and Sudlon in San Isidro town and a single barrel box culvert along upper Tibanban-Oregon-Magdug Road Section in Governor Generoso town.

Representing Governor Nelson Dayanghirang, Vice Governor Niño Uy (far left) leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly constructed a single barrel box culvert along upper Tibanban-Oregon-Magdug Road Section in Governor Generoso town.

Residents of the far-flung sitios in the village of Oregon in Governor Generoso town expressed their heartfelt thanks to the Provincial Government for the construction of the box culvert leading to their community situated in a banana plantation.

Funded under the Local Government Development Fund (LGDF) for 2017 worth P750, 529, the project which is set to benefit more than 1,000 villagers would also help ease the transport of their farmers’ produce to the market.

One farmer said that it was always been so hard to cross the river especially when it rains. “Before, it was difficult to get across the river as the water rises when it rains leaving us unable to deliver our crops to the market. Our children could not even go to school. That’s why we are very thankful that this simple dream finally came to true. We are very happy,” he said.

The Provincial Engineering Office assured that the 22-kilometer road concreting up to the village of Oregon and Magdug with two bridge component will be placed in the pipelined priority projects of the Provincial Government.

Meanwhile, in three communities in the town of San Isidro where three newly improved level two Potable Water Systems were turned over, residents excitedly welcomed the project which they say is “very crucial” to their everyday lives.

“Water has always been everybody’s most important need. When the existing water system here became damaged it had been very difficult for us as we have to walk far just to fetch clean, fresh water. That is why we are very grateful that our water system has been finally improved and fully repaired,” said a resident of Sitio Makiangayon in Barangay La Union, San Isidro.

With new pipes and tap stands, these three water systems collectively cost a total of P281,461 which was funded under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) under the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) with counterpart funds from the Provincial Government’s LGDF for 2017.

Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang

Engr. Dumadag urged the barangay officials of these three villages to create a registered water association in order for them to easily access grants and assistance from the national government.

He said that given the limitation of the Provincial Government in terms of funding, it could not suffice the huge financial requirement of the community when they would opt to upgrade to a level three water system. He said forming an association is more beneficial to the community as it will also become a good income-generating business for the barangay.

Governor Dayanghirang underscored among the community members the sense of awareness and being responsible citizens by helping protect, conserve and preserve the source of their water the surrounding watersheds. He added that residents should also be vigilant against those that illegally tap water from the pipes as this will not only disrupt water distribution but will contaminate the water supply which may lead to water-borne diseases.  

The building of basic infrastructure especially in far-flung villages is among the priority agenda of Governor Dayanghirang which is anchored to the Provincial Government’s Governance Framework. It primarily aims to provide a favorable environment to uplift the living conditions of the marginalized communities and ultimately reducing poverty incidence among the marginalized sector, particularly those living in areas tagged as Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).

Governor Dayanghirang, who is keen at providing villages with the necessary basic infrastructure, has also led the groundbreaking ceremony of a P2 million Multi-purpose Hall in Barangay Don Enrique Lopez in the City of Mati the day prior. He is also set to turn over three more Potable Water System projects in the town of Manay worth a total of P13.7 million.

Vice Governor Niño Uy

Vice Governor Niño Sotero Uy who also led the turnover ceremonies in some barangays said that the Provincial Government does not only intend to build infrastructures but aims to address all basic needs of the community in the effort to promote inclusive governance. By Karen Lou Deloso/Photo by Eden Jhan Licayan


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