MINISTER YACOB COMMENDS PRDP IMPLEMENTATION ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
TAWI-TAWI | July 1, 2021
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform Mohammad S. Yacob, Ph.D., together with Deputy Minister Ammal D. Solaiman, has recently visited Tawi-Tawi to measure the performance of its projects in terms of achieving its development objectives and effectivity on July 1, 2021.
The three projects are under I-BUILD or Intensified Building up of Infrastructure and Logistics for Development.
Minister Yacob conducted the one-day simultaneous physical inspection of infrastructure development subprojects in the island province of Tawi-Tawi.
The team conducted a walk-through inspection of the concreted kepeng-Ungos Matata Farm to Market Road, the Construction of Tapian Sokah Fish Landing, and the ongoing Concreted Panglima Mastul Farm to Market Road.
“Overall, the entire project is doing quite well in terms of progress. You’ve come a long way in just a short time of implementation. We can now start to see subprojects on the ground happening, which is nice to see,” Yacob said.
He lauded the difference made by the joint effort put in to help the community in this island province.
“It was a great innovation that has been started, and it helps our fellow Bangsamoro in their daily lives,” Yacob added.
The MAFAR officials furthered that they want to see subprojects such as quality infrastructure and viable and sustainable livelihood programs in the whole of the region in the following years.
Deputy Minister Ammal D. Solaiman expressed her confidence that the outputs will be the region’s guide in improving its strategies and efforts towards enhancing the implementation and attainment of projects goals and objectives in the Bangsamoro Region.
Moreover, PRDP is a six-year World Bank-assisted development project implemented by the Local Government Unit through Regional Project Coordination Office. It aims to raise farmers’ income and establish an inclusive, market-oriented, and climate-resilient agri-fishery sector in providing critical infrastructure, facilities, and technology.