TUGUEGARAO CITY, March 3 (PIA) -- Some officials of the United Nations-World Food Programme (UN-WFP) are now in the province to assess their projects in the three towns of Cagayan province and inaugurated a newly constructed emergency food storage facility.
Food Security Head Dipayan Bhattacharya said in an interview over Radyo ng Bayan that they are happy that their projects in the municipalities of Enrile, Amulung, and Aparri were all successful and implemented well as per assessment in their visit to the said towns.
They also inaugurated an emergency food storage facility that is situated in Amulung town to serve as the storage facility of food and non-food items for disaster relief in times of calamities in the province.
The facility was funded through a counterpart scheme wherein the UN-WFP spent P1 million for the project, P500,000 from the local government unit of Amulung, and P100,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office.
The said international organization has been a partner of the local government of Cagayan and the social welfare department in assisting disaster victims, especially in the conduct of relief operations as well as in establishing projects and program for the recovery of those who were severely affected by the calamities.
The three towns were considered as the most vulnerable in floods, which is why majority of the beneficiaries of the WFP are selected from the said towns. (TCB/OTB/VCG-PIA 2)