BURINGAL, Paracelis – The Provincial Project Management and Implementation Unit (PPMIU) spearheaded a public consultation in Buringal, Paracelis for the proposed construction of the project, “Malantam-Bitiabit-Catao Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) with Bridge,” recently.
The proposed FMR project is under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to be implemented by the Provincial Government with a total cost of 265 million pesos and 9.1 Kilometers stretch. According to the Provincial Government officials, the road project will end in a junction in Dunmon, Quezon, Isabela and it will be connected to an ongoing PRDP project in the area with the project name, San Juan-Barucboc-Estrada-Dunmon-Calaguigan FMR, should the project be realized.
The members of the PPMIU and other concerned line agencies like the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Commission on Indigenous People and other offices discussed and explained the technical aspects, needed documents like compliance certificates and other prerequisites before the project’s implementation to the people of the community and officials to assure that there is no problem upon the project’s implementation.
During the consultation, the residents and officials of Buringal and the town’s municipal officials conveyed their support to the realization of the project and thanked the Provincial Government and other concerned agencies for trying to bring the road project in their place. According to them, if the project is implemented and completed, the most awaited development in the place will be realized.
Buringal Barangay Captain Florencio B. Gongcakic asked for the cooperation of his constituents in the realization of the project. According to him, road access is a key to their barangay’s development.
“Ti cooperation tayu ti dawatek ta araramiden dagituy officials ken concerned offices and agencies ti karibbengan da tapnu maipatungpal dituy ayan tayu daytuy a proyekto. Addan ti chansa tayo nga umasenso nu kuma maisimpa dagituy kalsada tayo sunga agyaman tayo ta naikkan tayo ti attention tapnu dumur as tayo met,” Gongcakic said.
Paracelis Mayor Marcos G. Ayangwa, Vice Mayor Djarma B. Rafael and other municipal officials expressed the sentiments of their constituents on the great impact of the PRDP road project should it be pushed through in their place.
Mayor Ayangwa Ayangwa said that the consultation for the improvement of the barangay aims to include the voices and opinions of the people in the development of their community. According to him, the road project will positively impact the barangay’s access to health, education and economic growth.
“As it is said, the road to development is the road itself. This project will bring the needed development sunga sapay kuma ta suportaran tayo daytoy. We are thankful to the Provincial Government and other partners who are supporting the development of our municipality,” Ayangwa said.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Rafael also assured that the Paracelis officials will help in the successful implementation of the project. She relayed that the project’s implementation will make the dreams of everyone in Buringal come true.
“The realization of the road project is a dream come true for all the residents of Buringal including the past and present officials of our municipality. The road will open our people’s access to development benefits and opportunities, and the farmers will now have easier access in selling their commodities,” Rafael said.
Moreover, Gov. Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. thanked the residents and officials of Buringal, the town’s officials and the representatives from the concerned agencies for committing to do their respective part to assure that the project will push through to benefit the communities of the place. The Governor also thanked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for giving his office the approval to form a partnership with the PRDP for the implementation of the project.
“We, your officials believe that providing roads to the rural areas will significantly contribute to the improvement of the resident’s standard of living. Dakkel nga banag nu matungpal ken pumasa daytuy karkaru dituy ili yu nga Buringal. Daytuy nga consultation ket maysa nga requirement before nga mainplement ti project. Salamat ta nag commit amin nga concerned agencies and offices ta matuloy daytuy,” Lacwasan said.
Furthermore, Board Member Joshua B. Fronda also expressed his gratitude to the different stakeholders who are pushing for the realization of the project. He said that the project will make the neighboring places accessible which is crucial in supporting the livelihood of the barangay’s population.
In relation to this, Provincial Engineer Edward Likigan said that the Provincial Engineering Office has already started making the program of work and plan of the FMR project. According to him, the project will be implemented when all the needed documents that are required by the PRDP are fulfilled.
Meanwhile, the DA-PRDP is a World Bank-supported project designed to establish the government platform for a modern, climate-resilient and market-oriented agri-fishery sector. According to Planning Officer IV Berfre Panyo, the PRDP is partnering with local government units in implementing key rural infrastructure and agri-based investments. By ESB