Infra projects go full blast in Maguindanao

Infra projects go full blast in Maguindanao

By Anthony S. Allada

The provincial government of Maguindanao has gone full blast in its infrastructure projects since the assumption of Governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu last July 2010.

According to Provincial Engineer Abdulrakman K. Asim, they have completed more than P100-million worth of infrastructure projects that included road rehabilitation, construction of multi-purpose buildings, repair of farm-to-market roads, construction of covered courts and houses, water system projects, electrification, construction of municipal trial court, waiting sheds, and comfort rooms, among others.

Asim said this is to show that Maguindanao Governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu is dead serious in implementing development projects as part of his poverty alleviation program that is a key to improve the peace and order situation of the province.

He said the housing project where the province commits to provide at least 50 houses in every municipality is slowly turning into realization.

“The province is known to be home of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) due to infighting between the Moro rebels and the government forces and calamities. That’s why, we have realized that we need the housing program that would cater to the needs of these persons,” he said.

As of now, they have already completed the housing project in the towns of Pandag and Buluan.

“In Datu Odin Sinsuat, we have already made the ground preparation and the construction follows later” he said.

About the Covered Court Project, 13 were already constructed in 13 municipalities that included Pandag, Buluan, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Datu Blas Sinsuat, South Upi, Datu Montawal, Parang, Rajah Buayan, Sultan Sa Barongis, Guindolongan, SK Pendatun, Ampatuan, North Kabuntalan.

The project was conceptualized based on the  experience of Governor Mangudadatu in his younger years.

“Ayaw ni governor na madaanan pa ng mga tao yun nadaanan nya nuon na walang mga covered courts ang ating mga munisipyo. Kailangan kasi natin to sa mga activities natin. This serves as a multi-purpose,” Asim said.

Each covered court could cost P4.2-million until it is completed in 45-day construction. The province is expecting to finish the construction of covered court in every municipality before Governor Mangudadatu’s term ends in 2013.

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