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NorthCot villages get P16M worth of infra projects

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KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Apr. 23 (PIA)— Some P16 million worth of infra projects were turned over recently to nine villages in North Cotabato.

The recipient villages include: Sinapangan, Grebona, Kapayawi, Sinawilan and Ulamian in Libungan which now benefit from covered courts worth P1.5 million each; Barangay Poblacion in Tulunan with a rural health building expansion project worth P3.5 million; Barangay Dagupan in Kabacan with a Barangay Health Station worth P1 million; Barangay Poblacion, Arakan with rural health building expansion project worth P1 million and Barangay Naje still in Arakan with a water system installation of a 5.34- kilometer main pipeline project worth P6 million.

The water system was funded through a counterpart scheme between the provincial government and the local government unit of Arakan wherein each shared P3 million.

Governor Emmylou Mendoza said that the projects are all aimed at uplifting the living conditions of the people in the province. She also stated that the projects were implemented through effective coordination between the provincial government and the LGUs.

During the turnovers, the governor noted that the provincial government through its respective departments and offices will implement more programs and projects.

Meanwhile, Mendoza acknowledged the support of the local chief executives of Libungan, Arakan, Tulunan and Kabacan as well as the village officials of the recipient barangays for adhering to the advocacy of “Serbisyong Totoo”.

“My sincerest thanks and also commendation to our local leaders for believing that if we work together we will achieve further,” she emphasized.

With the projects, the province’s chief executive is optimistic that these would bring positive impact to the lives of the beneficiaries especially to those who are in far-flung areas.

She then appealed to all Cotabateños to continue supporting the program and projects of her administration to ensure more progress and development in the province. (SJDuerme-PIA12/JSta.Cruz-N. Cotabato Provincial Government)