Hataman inaugurates P40M-worth road projects in Maguindanao
Cotabato City (20 August 2014) – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman inaugurated two concreted roads with a combined worth of P40-million and visited some ongoing infrastructure projects in Parang town, Maguindanao on Monday.
Hataman with Parang Mayor Ibrahim Ibay and Emil Sadain, ARMM’s Department of Public Works and Highways secretary, officially opened a P30-million, three-kilometer road, dubbed as a “road to peace”, linking Parang to the neighboring town of Barira and the P10-million worth access road leading to the Padang-Padang Adventure Park.
The inauguration was among the highlights of the culmination of the 67th founding anniversary of Parang.
Hataman said the projects should help improve tourism and trade in the area.
Aside from the inauguration, Hataman visited works on the expansion of the public market and a P20-million worth potable water system that will benefit six barangays in the town.
Hataman has provided P5 million from his special purpose fund to support the construction of additional 142 market stalls. The water system is being put up by ARMM’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Moreover, Hataman announced that a P100-million fund has been earmarked by the regional government to support the improvement of the Polloc Freeport, which is located in the town.
Mayor Ibay said: “We are grateful to the regional government for the all out support to our vision to make Parang an investment center in the region.”
Parang, considered a first-class municipality, is consistent recipient of the seal of good housekeeping granted by the Department of Interior and Local Government to outstanding local government units and is being developed by the ARMM government to be one of the region’s economic hub. (Bureau of Public Information)