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CHARMP2 turns over 19.6M rural infras to Sagada folks

Sagada Turn Over
The Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management Project (CHARMP2) finally turned over 18 completed rural infrastructure subprojects with total project cost of Php19, 682, 807.15 to Sagada beneficiaries for their operation and maintenance this morning, July 21. 

These subprojects composed of four farm to market roads (FMR), 10 foot paths (FP), two foot bridges (FB), and two domestic water systems (DWS) are: Improvement of Ken Gangud DWS, Improvement of Digdig turning point FP, Construction of Amboasi FB, Improvement of Banga-an – Bomod-ok FP, Improvement of Bomod-ok FP, Improvement of Sebang DWS, Construction of Malaglagan FB, Rehabilitation of Anga-ang – Angtin FMR Phase 1 & 2, improvement of Bokong pathway, Rehabilitation of Boys Dorm-Bokong FP, Rehabilitation of Tanulong FMR, Improvement of Nagaw-Patiguey FP, Improvement of Data Phase 1 & 2, Concreting of Tetep-an – Pay-eng FMR, Improvement of Impad-ang FP and Improvement of Natnat FP. They are located in barangays Ambasing (2), Fidelisan (3), Madongo (4), Patay (2), Tanulong (2), Tetep-an Norte (2) and Tetep-an Sur (3) in Sagada, Mountain Province.

“No esten din umili nan project ay naidawat ken daida, adi manduadua nan funding agencies ay man pondo kasin (If the community will maintain the projects given to them, the funding agencies will not hesitate to fund [similar] projects again),” underscored Project Manager Cameron P. Odsey. 

To recall, the municipality of Sagada has been a consistent beneficiary of foreign-assisted special projects namely Highland Agricultural Development Project, CHARM1 and CHARM2 with the International Fund for Agricultural Development or IFAD as co-funding agency. 

Vice Mayor Benjamin G. Capuyan committed to draft policies or resolutions allotting appropriate funds for the operation and maintenance of completed subprojects specifically FMRs.

On the other hand, Provincial Coordination Officer Ms. Beverly T. Pekas commended the concerned local government units, project beneficiaries and barangay participatory monitoring and evaluation team or BPMETs for their support and active participation in the project implementation. “This turn over and acceptance ceremony highlights the commitment of everyone in providing support for the success of projects in the municipality,” added Ms. Carmen Magalong from the Office of the Provincial Governor. Ms. Magalong furthered that the provincial LGU will continue to provide necessary support and counterpart for the continuous development of the province.//Janice B. Agrif

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