DA-10 supports the P300-M proposed Integrated Water System of LGU Tangub.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) headed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado vowed to support Tangub City’s proposed Integrated Water System in a meeting with Tangub City Mayor, Sabiniano S. Canama on April 3, at the agency compound in this city.

According to Collado, the water system project will be included as a sub-project under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Scale-up for 2024.

As transpired, the construction of Integrated Water System Level II was endorsed for the second prioritization run with an estimated project cost of P300 million.

Said project offers alternative water and sanitation services for rural communities experiencing water scarcity, and is expected to benefit 10K households.

Canama said the project will greatly help Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the hinterlands.

“I am grateful for this opportunity since the water system will provide our IPs with access to clean water and effective farming irrigation, both of which will support the community’s economic stability,” he said.

With the agency’s commitment to the project, Collado urges the city government to create a City Project Management and Implementation Unit (CPMIU) to fast-track the preparation of documentary requirements for the PRDP scale-up proposal.

Canama also expressed his intent to avail other agricultural infrastructure projects such as cold storage, and other DA interventions that could boost the agriculture sector of the city.

Also present during the meeting are DA-RFO 10 Regional Technical Director for Operation Carlota S. Madriaga, Michael A. Varquez, PRDP Rural Infrastructure Engineer, Emerson C. Dablo, Tangub City Planning Coordinator, and Vilmar A. Matalines, OIC-City Engr. # (RDME)