April 17, 2024

TABUK CITY – An infrastructure development that seeks to improve the productivity of people in this city gets a boost with the groundbreaking of the Pinagan-Magnao provincial road concreting project last Aug. 14.
Gov. Ferdinand Tubban, Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Director Marlo Iringan, and Magnao Punong Barangay Eduardo Tubban led the groundbreaking of the 3.568-kilometer road funded under the Conditional Matching Grant Program (CMGP).
The Pinagan-Magnao project that will connect central upland communities and the western economic frontier of this city, is the seventh CMGP project released by the DILG for Kalinga.
The project amounting P106,131,237 is contracted to the Royal Sea Bees and is targeted to be completed by second quarter of 2021. It is expected to boost agricultural livelihood of 3,224 beneficiaries of barangays Magnao, Guilayon, and Nambucayan (Maguinam) who belong to the poorest barangays of this city but have great potential for the production of banana, fruit trees, and coffee.
The provincial road is towards Guilayon to Nambucayan to serve as a circumferential road link for Maguinam with the city proper.
Tubban expressed his gratitude to the government for the realization of their long-time dream to have their access road improved.
CMGP is a government program that supports the sustainable development of provincial roads by providing funds and capacity development activities to recipient provinces.
Kalinga is a CMGP recipient since 2016. Projects received are the concreting of the Bulanao-Laya-Balong provincial road (P75 million) in 2016; the Cabaruan-Socbot Road (P99.4M) and the Cabaritan-Dugpa Road (P73.9M in 2017; the Dalnacan-Mangali via Taloctoc Road phase 1 in 2018 (P95M) and phase 2 in 2019 (P120.5M). – Peter A. Balocnit