DAR Maguindanao PARO Cabayan Bacar, sixth from left, leads DAR and Barira LGU officials in the burial of symbolic capsule into the ground as a farm-to-market road project starts for implementation.
The farm-to-market road awaits concreting to better serve the farmer-beneficiaries in marketing farm produce promptly.
Commencement for another farm-to-market road funded under the Second Agrarian Reform Community Projects (ARCP II) was marked with a groundbreaking ceremony in Barira town of Maguindanao, July 25. The Department of Agrarian Reform provincial office of Maguindanao led the rites for the concreting of a six-kilometer farm-to- market road in the agrarian reform community of Maguindanao Resettlement Project No. 2. Costing PhP 44,011590.22, the project covers the barangays of Marang and Gadung serving a population of 25,058 constituents, 891 of which are agrarian reform beneficiaries. Implementation of the road project will run for a duration of 270 days or nine months.
Barira mayor, Abdulradzak Tomawis, welcomed the project with enthusiasm as there is a large mass of population that will stand to benefit from it.
Vice-Mayor Sultan Amirsalam Daganlangit expressed appreciation and thankfulness to the Department for identifying the Barira LGU as one of the proponents of rural infrastructure projects in this agricultural township.
Road projects and other rural infrastructures under the ARCP II are co-financed by the local government unit where the project is implemented under a 50%-50% equity. All provinces of the autonomous region are covered under ARCP II whose programs are intensified under the components of rural infrastructure and agricultural enterprise development in partnership with community-driven development. (Text: Coy Dans, Head-Regional Communications Group/Photos: Engr. Tommy Biruar,OIC-PARO I-DARPO-Maguindanao)