PGLDN, DSWD hand over infra projects
by Breezy C. Jimenez
Tubod, Lanao del Norte (26 January) -- The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte (PGLDN), through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), inaugurated and handed-over infrastructure projects which includes 148 units modified shelter, level II water system and a multi-purpose hall-cum evacuation center in Munai town this province on January 21.
Each modified shelter project costs P50,000.00 and totaled P7.4 million while the water system amounted to P260,000.00 and the multi-purpose hall-cum evacuation center is P500,000.00.
The fund allocation for these projects is sourced from DSWD's Rehabilitation Component on Early Recovery Program for Conflict Affected Areas in Lanao del Norte and labor, hauling of materials and handling of necessary equipment are the counterpart of the local government unit concerned.
The activity is initiated by DSWD Assistant Secretary Vilma B. Cabrera and PSWDO Federeza Samson.
These projects are being implemented so as to rehabilitate communities which are greatly affected by the armed conflict and further facilitate the speedy recovery of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the province, who are victims of the atrocities perpetrated by the lawless MILF members in August, 2008.
According to the Office of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development, core shelters will also be handed over to the IDPs in the Municipality of Kauswagan by first week of February, 2010. (Lanao del Norte) [top]