11 ARMM agencies get P8-B to implement projects
KORONADAL CITY, July 4 (PIA) -- Eleven government agencies in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) received over P8 billion for the implementation of projects under the Transition Investment Support Plan (TISP).
ARMM Acting Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman said these funds are for the implementation of projects as part of the reform program of the Aquino administration in the said region.
‚ÄúConcerned government agencies and the budget from TISP will be made public in spirit of transparency and accountability," Hataman said.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-ARMM) was granted the biggest amount among the agencies worth P2,851,155,000 for projects like preventive maintenance of national arterial or secondary roads and replacement of national bridges.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)-ARMM with P510 million will develop farm to market roads, municipal fishing ports and halal production projects while the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-ARMM was given P49,586,000 to continue the National Greening Program.
Meanwhile, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-ARMM was funded with P1,275,790,202 for its potable water supply project, slaughter houses, Yakan training center and fire stations, among others.
P200 million was allotted for the massive electrification program of the Department of Energy (DOE)-ARMM while P956 million was given for the projects of the Department of Health (DOH-ARMM) such as health infrastructure and for medical equipment.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with P24,650,000 will implement a small enterprise technology upgrading program while P80 million is allocated for the rehabilitation of the Jolo seaport and Sanga-sanga airport projects of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC)-ARMM.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-ARMM was granted P1,971,145,000 to construct day care centers, continue its supplemental feeding programs and livelihood and emergency shelter assistance.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-ARMM got P60 million for its business permits and licensing system streamlining program while P61,638,000 was allocated to Technical Education and Skills Development Authority's (TESDA)-ARMM training for work scholarship program.
Hataman ordered the creation of the Project Management Office to monitor the status of these projects under TISP to ensure that the funded projects will be implemented. (DED/SJD-PIA12)
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