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By Provincial Media Relations Center
January 11, 2010

TACLOBAN CITY  –  Close to P10 million in financial assistance was recently downloaded by the provincial government of Leyte to speed up various infrastructure development projects in three towns and several villages.

The financial assistance went to the towns of Burauen, Alangalang and Sta. Fe while the rest were to a number of villages of Burauen and Pastrana in Leyte’s second district.

The ongoing New Public Market rehabilitation in Burauen town was given P3 million in financial assistance as counterpart fund of this multi-million infrastructure, a priority project of incumbent Mayor Fe Renomeron.

According to the lady mayor rehabilitation of their public market will expand the town public market, making it more presentable and provide more spaces for additional occupants.

Rehab of the town market is also seen to complement the completion of the Burauen-Albuera road that would connect Leyte’s second biggest town to Ormoc City in the western side of the province. If the road would finally be open to traffic and transportation, more business and economic is seen to ensue in Burauen town.

Sta. Fe’s farm-to-market road project under the Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (InFRES) program of the Department of Agriculture was also given P2 million financial support from the provincial government of Leyte.

InFRES project was intended to remove constraints to agricultural productivity by investing in rural infrastructure in regions with high poverty incidence and high agricultural potential. Its immediate objectives are to remove the constraints to the improvement of agricultural productivity caused by the lack or inadequacy of rural infrastructure, and to reduce rural poverty by increasing agricultural productivity and profitability.

For Alangalang town, Mayor Loreto Yu recently received the amount of P1.5 million financial support from the province for a farm to market road project in Brgy. Veteranos.

Mayor Yu said, the attendant objective to this farm to market road project rural infrastructures is to increase agricultural productivity and help decrease poverty incidence in the identified area.

In the recent Icot-Icot ha Barangay made by Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla in Pastrana, Leyte – his first barangay visits this 2010, the governor released at least P1.5 million in financial assistance to 14 villages in Pastrana.

The fund support are for various infrastructure projects that include multi-purpose halls, barangay road concreting, day care center, basketball courts, drainage system, concrete fencing and basketball courts. The said projects are all structures seen to bolster the various barangay facilities.

In the same visit, the governor also downloaded financial assistance amounting to P2.4 million to 28 barangays in Burauen, Leyte.

With a total of 77 barangays, the governor advised the rest of the Burauen barangays to await their respective funding during the year with the province’s budget being allocated accordingly for the numerous resolutions asking for the same assistance being sent by the barangays to the provincial government.