DPWH to implement
P39.4M PAMANA road projects in Leyte’s second district
DPWH 2nd LED
July 19, 2018
CARIGARA, Leyte –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second
District Engineering Office will implement a total amount of P39.4
million road rehabilitation projects funded under Payapa at
Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program.
According to District
Engineer Carlos G. Veloso, PAMANA program was implemented by the
government to reduce vulnerabilities, improve governance, and
empower fragile communities. “This involves socio-economic
interventions to isolated and conflict-affected areas not only to
foster sustainable development but also to avoid recurrence of
sources of conflict” added Veloso.
Among the three PAMANA
projects, two were already bided-out, the rehabilitation of Brgy.
Lanawan Farm to Market (FMR), in Mac Arthur, Leyte in the amount of
P19.7 million. Barangay Lanawan, MacArthur, Leyte, is an upland
community of the Municipality of MacArthur with 67 households and
the main crops produce are corn, coconut and root crops (cassava,
gabi, camote) and banana.
Residents of the barangay
who are mostly farmers, grouped their selves into an organization,
the association had already bought two hectares of land and
developed it into an organic farm supplying high value vegetables in
Tacloban City. An organic piggery of seventy five (75) heads, a corn
mill and a farm to market road was accessed by the association. The
rehabilitation of the FMR will greatly help the farmers bringing
their farm produce to the main city.
Another bided-out project
is the rehabilitation of Patag FMR, Burauen, Leyte with an
allocation of P9.85 million.
While the P9.85 million
rehabilitation of Conzoilo FMR in Jaro, Leyte is awaiting for
modification. Villa Conzoilo, an upland village 7 kilometers from
the poblacion of Jaro, is a budding farm-tourism destination in
Leyte that has attracted both foreign and local visitors since it
opened in May last year. Villa Conzoilo, the farthest village of
Jaro at the foot of Mount Amandaweng, was once a hotbed of
insurgency like all its neighboring communities. The association of
farmers, transformed the once a center of war zone of rebellion into
thriving gardens planted with high-value crops.
PAMANA programs envision
to improve governance through partnerships with national and local
institutions, building capacities or governance, and enhancement of
transparency and accountability mechanisms. It also into reducing
poverty and vulnerability in conflict-affected areas through
sustainable rural development, community infrastructure and focused
delivery of social services, as well as empowering communities and
strengthen their capacity to address issues of conflict and peace
through activities that promote social cohesion.