Ifugao implements 2008 DA-assisted projects
by Dan B. Codamon
Lagawe, Ifugao (10 October) -- Various projects assisted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) have been implemented in this province for the year 2008 in pursuance with the Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act of 1997.
These projects under the so-called Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) High Value Commercial Crops (HVCC) include farm-to-market roads, irrigation systems, spring development, tramline and post harvest facilities.
According to Engineer Efren Malijan of the Provincial Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Office (PAENRO) here and also the project coordinator for agricultural infrastructures of the province, the post harvest facilities involve multi-purpose pavements in the amount of P100,000 each for the barangays of Pugol, Magulon and Hapid of Lamut Municipality, Barangays Amduntog and Antipolo of Asipulo, Barangay Dolowog of Alfonso Lista and Barangay Ubao of Aguinaldo.
Six flat bed dryers were also constructed in the municipality of Lamut and one in Alfonso Lista costing P500,000 per unit and irrigation system in the amount of P1 million was built in the town of Hungduan including a tramline also costing P1 million started at Barangay Nungulunan of the same municipality.
Farm-to-market roads were also implemented in the amount of P100,000 each which are now nearly finished in the Municipalities of Kiangan, Tinoc, Banaue, Lamut, Aguinaldo and Mayoyao.
In addition, ten small farm reservoirs costing P20,000 each were erected in the municipalities of Asipulo, Kiangan, Lamut, Lagawe, Aguinaldo and Alfonso Lista.
The projects were announced during the First Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Council Congress held at ISCAF, Nayon, Lamut recently so that the beneficiaries and stakeholders can closely monitor them for their proper implementation to really serve their purpose, said Engineer Malijan.
Hopefully, if all these projects are finished by the end of this year, these can help the farmers and fisher folks increase their yield, improve their living condition, attain food security and alleviate poverty in the countryside. (PIA Ifugao) [top]