Zambo Sur town gets P9-M water system projects-A A +A
Sunday, August 24, 2014
THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is implementing next month P9-million water system projects in nine villages in the Municipality of Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.
Aurora, which comprises 44 villages, is a second-class town in Zamboanga del Sur with 48,434 population, based on the 2010 census of the National Statistics Office (NSO).
DILG Project Development Management Officer Engineer Ali Hassan said the projects are funded by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (Opapp) through the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) program.
Hassan said the potable water system projects form part of the 2013 projects Opapp has approved based on the proposal submitted by the Municipal Government of Aurora through the DILG.
Each of the water system projects cost P1 million, for a total of P9 million for the nine projects. The projects were already bided out.
The beneficiaries of the projects are the villages of Acad, Alang-Alang, Balintawak, Bemposa, Ceboneg, Commonwealth, La Paz in Libertad, and, Monte Alegre.
Aurora Mayor Boen Dorotheo Cabahug said the nine-beneficiary villages were among the remaining areas in his municipality that do not have ample supply of potable water to meet the needs of the residents.
Cabahug thanked the Opapp and DILG for providing them the needed projects. (Bong Garcia)