Lanao del Norte -The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, led by the Provincial Engineering’s Office, successfully held the two-day activity for the Mass Turn-over of nine (9) provincial roads on March 17-18, 2022.
These projects were funded under the Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan ang Daan tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran (KALSADA)/Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) and implemented by the Provincial Government under the leadership of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo with the support of the two dynamic Congressional Offices led by Congressman Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo of the 1st District and Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo of the 2nd District.
Using the new provincial bus, Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo personally went to each road section for the ribbon cutting together with DILG Provincial Director Bruce Colao. Governor Dimaporo was also accompanied by Vice Governor Ma. Cristina N. Atay and all Department Heads of the PGLDN.
On its first day, the team started the remarkable turn-over of 5 provincial road sections at the Municipalities of Tubod, Baroy, and Lala. These are the Malingao-Bualan Provincial Road (7.614kms- funds under CMGP,DPWH,PGLDN), Baroy-Sta. Cruz-Salong Provincial Road (13.614kms-under CMGP,LGSF & PGLDN funds), Lala -Gumagamot Provincial Road (3.665kms-funding uner KALSADA & PGLDN),Matungao-San Isidro Upper Provincial Road (3.222 kms -under CMGP,LGSF & PGLDN funds) and the Malingao – Licapao – Dalama Provincial Road (4300 kms – – funds under CMGP,DPWH,PGLDN). Municipal Mayor Leoncio BAgol and Mayor Rose Olafsson joined the ceremony held at Brgy. Salong, Baroy, wherein they thanked DILG and the Provincial Government for the support given to accomplish their long-time dream for the people.
Further, Regional Director Arnel Agape of DILG -X joined the team on the second day of Mass turn-over activity for the Municipalities of Kauswagan, Bacolod, Maigo, Kolambugan, and Tangcal. RD Agabe expressed his appreciation to the active leadership of Governor Dimaporo and the two Congressmen.
In his message during the ceremony held at the Municipality of Tangcal, RD Agabe said, “These development are mere proof that there is peace and unity. We are also glad as you flattened the number of your COVID cases. However, I am appealing to all; let us help the government and Governor Dimaporo attain herd immunity. This is for everyone.”
The Provincial Road of Kawit-Paiton-Inudaran-Delabayan of Kauswagan (11.54kms- under CMGP,DPWH, PRMF-AusAid & PGLDN funds), Rupagan-Pagayawan of Bacolod(6.43kms – under CMGP, LGSF & PGLDN funds), Maigo-Mentring- Inoma (11.225 kms – under KALSADA, CMGP,DPWH & PGLDN funds), Kolambugan-Tangcal (12.038 kms – under KALSADA, CMGP,DPWH & PGLDN funds) were turned-over on March 18, 2022. Governor Dimaporo thanked all the PGLDN Department heads and Local Government Officials for their help in attaining this development.
Governor Dimaporo said, “These projects are the fruit of our collaboration. Our Provincial Roads is approximately 163.399 km. We are glad to share that 142 km of it were already concreted and 11 km were asphalted. There is still remaining unpaved of 10.399 km, which we allocated budget for this year 2022. “
Mayor Fatima Tomawis of Tangkal, Mayor Judith Miquibas of Bacolod, Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos of Kolambugan and Maigo Administrator Rafael Rizalda were also present during the ceremony.
The concreting of these roads are very essential in transporting the products of every locality and ensuring safe mobility. The Provincial Government also made sure of these projects to provide people easy access to their vital needs and for the development of the province. PIO-LDN