Construction of 2.7-km Janiuay concrete mountain road starts

first_imgThe project, which costs P17 million,is part of the Forestland Management Project of the DENR which is funded by theJapanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Quipot-Barasalon pathway has awidth of 1.25 meters and its contractor Micro Asia Builders Corporation istasked to finish the project within 270 days. Defensor, along with 3rd District’sCong. Lorenz Defensor, Provincial Board members Matt Palabrica and JasonGonzales and the municipal officials of Janiuay led by Mayor BienvenidoMargarico graced the groundbreaking in Barangay Quipot. ILOILO – Residents of the mountainousbarangays of Quipot and Barasalon in Janiuay town are happy that their dream ofhaving a concrete access road will soon become a reality. DENR-PENRO chief Raul Lorilla said themunicipality of Janiuay will receive a total of PhP168,750,870 under the FMP’sAgroforestry Support Facilities. It was conceptualized during the timeof Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. He signed a Memorandum of Agreement with DENR toimplement the FMP in the municipalities of Janiuay, Lambunao and Calinog. On Feb. 13 the Provincial Environmentand Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of the Department of Environment andNatural Resources (DENR) led the groundbreaking ceremony for the constructionof the 2.74-kilometer concrete pathway from Barangay Quipot to BarangayBarasalon.center_img FMP aims to rehabilitate the denudedforestlands of Jalaur River Basin and at the same time support the communitythrough Agroforestry Support Facilities such as concrete pathways, irrigationpipeline systems, concrete bridge and hanging bridges. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. told thepeople of barangays Quipot and Barasalon the concrete road will not only givethem ease of travel but also uplift their living conditions as it would openlivelihood and economic opportunities. Congressman Defensor vowed to helpprovide electrical posts to energize areas in the two barangays that are notyet reached by electric power. He also said the provincial governmentis thinking of more long-term projects that could benefit the upland barangaysnot only in Janiuay but also in other parts of the province. Aside from the P17 millionQuipot-Barasalon pathway, the other projects that will be implemented are:Construction of Aglobong Irrigation and Pipeline System (P24.4 million),Construction of Atimonan Irrigation and Pipeline System (P9 million),Construction of Barasalon Hanging Bridge-1st Unit (P12.3 million), Constructionof Barasalon Hanging Bridge-2nd Unit (P7.2 million), Atimonan-Aglobong-Panuranpathway (P41.3 million), Barasalon-Canauilian pathway (P20.8 million), andPanuran-Sitio Aguilan-Tabulwang Access Road (P46.4 million), among others. (ECGarcia, Capitol News/PN)last_img

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