4 Nueva Vizcaya LGUs get funds from DILG
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – Four local government units here yesterday received fund assistance from the Department of Interior and Local Government(DILG) for their potable water system projects.
Lawyer Rolynne Javier, DILG provincial director, along with acting governor Lambert Galima,Jr., provincial administrator Maybelle Dumlao-Sevillena and several lawmakers handed checks to the local government units of Alfonso Castaneda, Dupax del Norte, Dupax del Sur and Kasibu during the flag raising program at the peoples stage here.
The funds which were released through the provincial government were distributed as follows: Alfonso Castaneda got P2.880 million, Dupax del Norte with P2 million, Kasibu received P P2.70 million while Dupax del Sur got P3.632 million.
Javier said the funds which were sourced through the 2015 Bottoms-Up-Budgetting(BUB) will be used for the implementation of the water system in barangay Galintuja in Alfonso Castaneda town, Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig para sa Lahat(SALINTUBIG) project in Dupax del Sur town, spring development project in barangays Poblacion, Alloy and Pudi in Kasibu town and water system in barangay Ineangan in Dupax del Norte town.
“These projects once completed will benefit more than 760 villagers of the four municipalities combined,” Javier said.
She said the DILG also recently released an initial amount of P4 million to Villaverde town for the construction of a flood control system in barangays Bintawan Sur and BIntawan Norte, initial fund of P6 million to Aritao town for the construction of a trading center within the town’s growth center in barangay Banganan and Ambaguio town with P. million for the rehabilitation of its water system in barangay Labang.
Dupax del Norte mayor Antonio Palugod said the water system projects will be a big help for the villagers who are mostly farmers who usually source out their water needs from the lowlands.
“They have to walk for kilometers just to reach the lowlands for their safe drinking water. With this project, water supply will go closer to their homes. We are very grateful for this,” he said.#