Davao de Oro Implements 11 PRDP Infra SPs
The Province of Davao de Oro currently has 14 infrastructure or I-BUILD subprojects funded under the Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project.
These 14 SPs amounting to P935 million are composed of 10 farm-to-market roads (FMRs) worth P670 million, two (2) FMR with bridge worth P231 million, one (1) potable water supply level II worth P6.6 million, and one (1) other infra subprojects consisting of five (5) units warehouse solar dryer worth P27 million.
To date, eight (8) subprojects have been completed which include the 1.5 km Rehabilitation of Brgy. Poblacion Brgy. Magcagong FMR worth P13 million in Maragusan; 11.74 km Rehabilitation of Brgy. Pangutusan, Nabunturan – Brgy. New Alegria, Compostela FMR worth P109 million in Nabunturan; 5.1 km Rehabilitation of Brgy. Nuevo Iloco, Mawab – Brgy. Panibasan, Maco FMR worth P53 million in Mawab; 2.54km Concreting/Upgrading of Junction National Highway Quirino-Upper Pangasinan FMR worth P21 million, and 1.57 km Rehabilitation of FMR from Napnapan Proper to Binogsayan Road worth 17million in Pantukan;10.59 km Rehabilitation of Cabinuangan-Magangit FMR with Three (3) Units Bridge worth P191 million in New Bataan; 2km Rehabilitation of Junction San Miguel – Kidawa FMR with Bridge Component worth 41 million in Laak; and Construction of Five (5) Units Warehouse with Solar Dryer worth P27 million in New Bataan. The remaining six (6) subprojects are still in process and under implementation.
For Linda Makinano, farmer and resident of Brgy. Panibasan, Maco Davao de Oro, there was really improvement in their transportation especially on reduction of cost and road safety.
“Before, motorcycle transport would cost us P10 per sack aside from passenger’s fare. If we were using our carabao, it would take us 2 hours, but now it would only take about 30 minutes going to Mawab because of the road from PRDP. It also lessens our transportation cost. Now, the road is much safer to traverse than before when it was prone to accidents because of the rough and bumpy condition,” said Makinano.
With the remaining subprojects, it is expected that more beneficiaries in Davao de Oro will be sharing their stories of progress through the support from PRDP. (Joy Montecalvo)