February 1, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Seven sub-projects under the Department of Agriculture-Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management Program (DA-INREMP) in the province are being implemented.

These are the rehabilitation of three farm-to-market roads (FMR), three footpaths, and two communal irrigation systems worth P82 million.

The P32.3M worth rehabilitation of the 6.8 kilometers Mallango-Sumadel-Belong-Manubal FMR in Tinglayan is 71.26 percent accomplished as of Sept. 8 while the P7M worth rehabilitation of the 1.6 kms. Tawang FMR in Balbalan is 74.17 percent completed as of Sept. 17. The P17.5M improvement of four kms. Malucsad-Guinaang-Puapo FMR in Pasil is 35 percent done as of Oct. 8.

The footpath projects are the P2.8M worth Malusong-Mabongtot in Mabongtot, Lubuagan; the P4.3M Kela-Bangitan-Bacao-Duyaas in Upper Uma, also in Lubuagan; and the P7.3M worth project in Gaang in Tanudan, which is already completed based on original works as of Sept. 13. 

 The rehabilitation of the Pongod-Bawbaw-Bacog communal irrigation system in Upper Lubo, Tanudan amounting to P2.6M is already accomplished based on original works. It is targeted to irrigate 12 hectares.

Another CIS, the P1.1M improvement of Pingi-Codcodwe water works system in Gawaan, Balbalan had its ground breaking recently. 

Of the eight projects, three will benefit conflict areas.

DA has tied up with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Forest Management Bureau in the implementation of the INREMP. – Peter A. Balocnit