CATARMAN, Northern Samar – Members of the Philippine Rural Development Project – Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PRDP-PPMIU) held their monthly meeting on April 10.
Projects under the I-BUILD component of the PRDP were given focus during the meeting.
While the rehabilitation/improvement of Bantayan-Malobago-Pagsang-an Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in San Roque is nearing completion, the concreting of Burabod-Cadac-an FMR in Gamay continues to miss monthly targets resulting in slippage of -43.71% as of March 31.
The body advised the contractor of the latter FMR project to directly report to the regional office of the Department of Agriculture-PRDP to seek advice on how to resolve this problem. They continue to highlight the importance of completing this project as failure to do so may still compromise the construction/improvement of Camparanga-Manahaw-San Ramon-Canjumadal FMR in Pambujan.
Under the I-REAP component, six out of 13 Small Livelihood Projects (SLPs) for typhoons ‘Yolanda’ and ‘Nona’ have already been satisfactorily completed and complied with all the required processes and procedures stipulated in their signed enterprise implementation agreements (EIAs) with the provincial government of Northern Samar.
These completed SLPs consist of hog fattening and trading (Allen, Mondragon and San Jose); goat production and marketing (Catarman); bio-organic and vermin-culture project (Allen); and duck egg production and Processing Enterprise (Catarman).
The financial grant for each SLP is worth P1 million.
Finally, no local government unit has yet submitted a proposal under the potable water system project of the PRDP.
Training on detailed engineering design and program of works can still be conducted in the province but LGUs must first signify their intent to avail of this project. (PR)