PGMA continues agribusiness Mindanao tour in Lanao Sur
by Apipa Bagumbaran
Taraka, Lanao del Sur (18 February) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visited yesterday two (2) towns of this province as part of her legacy tour in Mindanao to inform the public of her Agribusiness Mindanao program.
During her visit here. the President inaugurated the town’s P3.5-million public market and led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its P30-million potable water system project of Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).
The President also inaugurated the newly constructed three-storey municipal hall of Masiu town and led the groundbreaking ceremony of the P8-million potable water system project there.
President Arroyo said her administration has made huge investments in Mindanao to sustain peace and improve lives of its people.
She said, one of the biggest projects being implemented in Taraka is the Rognan River Irrigation System designed to boost the town’s farm productivity.
The President announced that the irrigation project will soon be completed in March this year.
President Arroyo also ordered the completion of the Malaig Irrigation Project in the town of Butig.
The irrigation projects are part of the government’s goal to increase productivity in Agribusiness Mindanao Super Region.
Agribusiness Mindanao, in which Lanao del Sur is a big part, is one of the five (5) super regions mentioned by the President in her 2006 State of the Nation Address (SONA).
The Super Regions aim to maximize the country’s strengths in agriculture, tourism and information technology. (PIA-Marawi City) [top]