Friday, 6th May 2016
Share

 

By: Tara Yap

SIBUNAG, Guimaras—The 4.22-kilometer San Miguel-Sebaste Road that has been rehabilitated through a funding from Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) formally opened Monday.

The P26.9-million road is the result of the second year of the five-year Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF) program that is also supported by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Guimaras Gov. Felipe Hilan Nava disclosed the PRMF program serves as a foundation for improving local management and governance.

“The PRMF serves as an entry point for holistic management and development of the province,” Nava said.

PRMF is designed not only to repair badly damaged roads, but train local manpower to develop self-sustainability in management and governance.

Guimaras is one of the seven pioneering provinces in the country where the five-year PRMF program has been implemented.

“Guimaras is chosen because of its intent for good governance as demonstrated by the governor,” said Graham Johnson Jones, PRMF team leader.

Jones is confident that the partnership of the Guimaras provincial government with the private sector will ensure the road investment of the Australian government will not go to waste.

Jones added that the road project will boost the island province’s agri-tourism industry.

Meanwhile, eight major road networks in Guimaras are undergoing rehabilitation in the next three years with the severely damaged ones to be prioritized.

On the first year of the project, four road sections were rehabilitated including the one that was formally opened yesterday. The other three are Magamay-Pandaraonan–Dolores Road (Dolores section), Igdarapdap-Lanipe Road, and East Valencia-Gaban Road.

Guimaras is sharing a grant of AU$100 million or P4.3 billion, with Agusan del Sur, Bohol, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, and Surigao del Norte.

Nava noted that the provincial government is allocating 12% in all infrastructure projects.

The PRMF program is also expanding to add three provinces in the project’s next phase and it will include Aklan.

 

Opinion new Banner
Click image for full view
Spiritual sportsmanship

May 05, 2016 02:29 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE NEED to develop a sportsman's attitude toward life, since life is like a game. Yes, life is like a game, because we set out to pursue a goal, we have to follow certain rules, we are given some means, tools and instruments, Read more...

Duterte, BBM fear election fraud

May 05, 2016 02:16 AM

By: Limuel Celebria

FEARS OF POSSIBLE fraud in the forthcoming presidential polls further intensified as the May 9, 2016 Election Day drew closer and more incidents of ballot rigging in favor of administration bets surfaced. Read more...

Crisis

May 05, 2016 02:04 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

REACTING TO my column on Monday, Antoni Valencia listed a long list of “change” that he said Rodrigo Duterte will bring to this country. Valencia’s problem is that he cited the dreams of a utopia that Duterte never mentioned Read more...

Negros News New Banner
Sports News New Banner
Business News New Banner
Community Events new Banner
About Us New banner
Order newspaper
order Newspaper New Banner
interval banner