DA inaugurates P56-M worth of irrigation projects in N. Cotabato
KORONADAL CITY, June 23 (PIA) -- Department of Agriculture Secretay Proceso Alcala inaugurated two irrigation projects in Pikit, North Cotabato during his visit to the province last Tuesday, June 19.
The said irrigation projects are the Panicupan Chrislam Dam and the Nalapaan Stream Check, which are implemented by the Malitubog-Maridagao (MalMar) Irrigation Project Management Office.
According to the aforementioned office, the Panicupan Chrislam Dam can service 430 hectares of farmlands benefiting 100 farmers.
On the other hand, the Nalapaan Stream Check can help more than 50 farmers as it can serve 100 hectares of farmland.
The government allocated a fund worth P56 million for the construction of the two projects.
It is expected that these projects can help promote progress in the barangays of Panicupan and Nalapaan.
In his message, Cotabato First District Congressman Jesus Sacdalan extended his gratitude to the national government for its continuous support for agricultural projects in the said district. (SJD-PIA12/RBautista)
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