CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela (PIA) - - Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John Castriciones led last week the inauguration of two completed bridge projects.
The two bridge projects are located in two remote barangays particularly in Pungpongan, Jones and Bayobo, Delfin Albano.
Castriciones said the bridges are two among the completed 150 bridges in the country funded by the department under the “Tulay ng Pangulo Para sa Kaunlarang Pang-agraryo”.
“The materials used in these two bridges are similar to the pre-fabricated materials used in the construction of the Eifel Tower in Paris, France,” Castriciones said.
The Tulay ng Pangulo is a project of DAR in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to promote rural development in agrarian reform communities, enhance productivity and income through reduced marketing cost, and alleviate poverty among Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and agrarian reform areas.
Aside from the bridge inauguration, Castriciones also distributed Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to agrarian reform beneficiaries, motorcycle with sidecar to agrarian reform cooperatives and associations, and two delivery vehicles to cooperatives.
Meanwhile, Isabela Gov. Rodito Albano III expressedgratitude to Castriciones for the construction of the two bridges in the remote areas of the province assuring that the provincial government will support the programs and projects of DAR for the benefit of Isabela farmers. (MDCT/MGE/PIA Isabela)