Funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development XI (DSWD), among the projects turned over were 304 housing units in the villages of Cabagayan, Jovellar, Maganda, and Tubaon in Tarragona town.
These new houses, said the DSWD, are part of the total 867 housing units targeted to be constructed in Tarragona town, which is set to be completed by the first quarter of 2016.
Aside from the massive housing project, other assistance inaugurated in Tarragona town, funded under the DSWD’s National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP), include a 260-meter road concreting in Barangay Jovellar and a drainage canal in Barangay Central. In addition, an P8-million backhoe was also turned over to the municipal government in order to expedite construction works and clearing of roads during floods.
Meanwhile, in the implementation of the Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) in the typhoon hard-hit towns of Boston, Cateel, Baganga, and Caraga, DSWD reported that around 18,020 permanent shelters units out of the 19,253 total target have already been turned over to its beneficiaries, comprising about 98 percent of the total project completion.
“We have gone a long way for the past three years,” said DSWD XI Regional Director Priscilla Razon, noting the remarkable milestones the province has achieved since being hit by the destructive typhoon in 2012.
She lauded the sustained support of the Provincial and Municipal Governments in the realization of the projects, which she said are essential elements in the seamless implementation of projects and programs in the typhoon-devastated towns.
For her part, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon thanked the DSWD for allits assistance. “All these successes could not have been possible without the help of the DSWD which has poured so much support for our province and to our people,” she stressed.
Tarragona Mayor Nestor Uy also expressed his gratitude to the DSWD. He said that although his town was not as severely devastated as the towns of Boston, Cateel and Baganga, DSWD has never neglected to pour aid for his people.
Leading the turn-over ceremony of projects were Governor Malanyaon, Mayor Uy, Regional Director Razon and first district representative Congressman Nelson Dayanghirang. (DAVOR PIO)