July 19, 2024

The Cordillera Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) approved and correspondingly endorsed on Sept. 30, four enterprise and infrastructure development subprojects for funding under the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).

These subprojects include the highland vegetables hauling and delivery services proposed by the Apanberang Farmers Association in Kabayan, Benguet worth P8.025 million; construction of Central Mayoyao level II potable water system (PWS) worth P95.089M; construction of Aguinaldo level II PWS worth P17.939M; and improvement of Pula-Cawayan-Camadag farm-to-market road with bridge worth P186.993M in Asipulo, Ifugao

The Aguinaldo level II PWS was re-endorsed due to variations discovered during the subproject appraisal which led to an increase in project cost. The improvement of Pula-Cawayan-Camandag FMR, which was previously terminated, was repackaged with the inclusion of additional structures and increase in the costs of labor and materials. Re-endorsement is also needed for this subproject since it will be realigned from the original loan funding to the second additional financing. – Elvy T. Estacio