LANAO DEL SUR – Following project implementation of ADB – Agrarian Reform Community Project Phase II (ARCP II) in Taraka, Lanao del Sur, a ceremonial turn-over of three completed infrastructure sub-projects was held on April 17, 2017 at Taraka Municipal Gymnasium.
It is funded through equity share between the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the local government unit of Taraka. The projects, consist of (1) concreting of the Buadi Diamangga-Buadi Ongcalo Farm-to-Market Road, (2) construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Barangay Buadi Amunud, (3) and construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Barangay Buadi Sundig, aimed at improving the accessibility and productivity, subsequently uplifting the capacity for of the Agrarian Reform Partners.
The said projects were already completed early last year but was ceremonially turned-over only this year due to conflicting schedules between the LGU of Taraka and DAR Lanao del Sur.
Taraka Mayor Nashiba Areefa G. Sumagayan expressed her gratitude to the department for the unwavering support through projects. “Rest assured that the two multi-purpose centers will be beneficial to the local farmers as they can use it for livelihood trainings and programs or evacuation centers when the need arise and any other functions,” she said.
Apart from local officials, present during the event were DAR – ARMM Secretary Amihilda J. Sangcopan, along with Assistant Secretary Sampaco A. Mamainte and Engr. Mesug P. Unda, Lanao del Sur Provincial Project Manager.
Secretary Sangcopan shared, “It is always fulfilling to execute DAR mandates through collaborations with our agrarian partners.” She emphasized that the effort amplifies the impact for the local farmers.
“Our commendation to the LGU of Taraka for its support as we are one and united in advancing development in Taraka and entire Lanao del Sur,” said Secretary Sangcopan.
Ordinarily, the project implementation met its challenges, its completion signifies the dedication of the implementing parties in exacting their obligation towards the local farmers. (Saliha P. Lalanto, DAR – Lanao del Sur)