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Stakeholders’ Forum in Pampanga

Author: DA Communications Group | 30 November 2019

More than P572.3 million (M) worth of agricultural projects and interventions were turned over to the provinces of Pampanga, Tarlac, Aurora and Bataan during the visit of Secretary William D. Dar on November 30, 2019 in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Secretary Dar, who met with the local chief executives of the Central Luzon region, personally handed over certificates of award to the provincial governors, mayors, extension workers, and farmers’ organizations who attended the Stakeholders’ Forum.

Among the projects turned over during the event were three farm-to-market road projects, under the Philippine Rural Development Project’s (PRDP) I-BUILD component. This included the 15.03-kilometer FMR which transverse through San Antonio, Parang and Saysain in Bagac, Bataan.

Other PRPD projects awarded included the establishment of trading stations for mango and mungbean, a consolidation area for sweet potato planting materials, and the supply and delivery of farm machineries and equipment for small livelihoods. The total cost of awards under the IREAP component amounts to P14.279M.

Eighty units of fishing boats from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources were also awarded to 20 fisherfolk from Subic, Zambales. (Photos by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)