April 22, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Cordillera Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) Inspectorate Team commended the Kadaclan Community Irrigation System project in Barlig for being ahead of schedule in implementation.

Funded by the National Irrigation Administration through its Small Irrigation Projects, the work, which is scheduled for completion on Feb. 26, 2024, yielded a positive slippage of 28.94 for its 83.98 percent accomplishment as of Oct. 16.

RPMC Inspectorate Team 1 Leader Arnel Cabanisas, private sector representative from the Filipino-Japanese Foundation of North Luzon, cited the reasons for the fast implementation of the project.

“We have seen good practices for this project. We have seen good workmanship. The labor they tapped is a women’s organization, so there is no shortage of labor. The project has a good management, actually,” he said.

National Economic and Development Authority-Cordillera Director Susan Sumbeling, the RPMC chairperson, also commended the project implementers, saying outcome of the projects can be credited to good monitoring practices.

“Even if the area is far, they have a good monitoring practice. If the projects are not being monitored, the work will not be great,” she said.

Aside from the Kadaclan CIS, among the projects inspected are the Completion of Seven-story Multipurpose Technology-Cum Center for Mathematics and Computing Sciences-Building-Bontoc Campus and Construction of Academic Building for Criminology Phase II-Faliling of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, Construction of Betwagan Bridge in Sadanga, and Improvement of Besao-Nakawang and Tadian-Mabalite Farm to Market Road. – Clienteast Van B. Totanes