BUKIDNON – Realizing infrastructure mix as a key to the economic resiliency program of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the town of Malitbog in Bukidnon has programmed some P672.395 million for its infrastructure development, this year.
Of this amount, Php14.225 million is taken from local funds while P658.17 million will be taken from external sources as reflected in their Municipal Annual Investment Plan (MAIP), Malitbog Mayor Osmundo N. De La Rosa said.
He said the town’s maintenance and operating expenses (MOOE) for the locally funded (LF) projects have been placed at P10.595 million with a capital outlay of P3.63 million, the latter of which, consisted mostly of the maintenance of barangay and farm-to-market roads.
These projects include the following: Construction of municipal gymnasium at Php800,000, maintenance of government buildings at P150,000 and municipal hall grounds at P130,000 to boost its eco-tourism and establishment of a fire hydrant at P500,000 for social security.
Construction of five solar dryers amounting to Php750,000 and construction of a slaughterhouse and farmers’ training center, acquisition of caromata (cart) and establishment of an organic fertilizer processing plant, phase I & II, as well, as a banana chips plant amounting to Php 1.95 million to improve its economic services.
On the other hand, an MOOE for the town’s externally funded (EF) projects have been placed at Php1.64 million with a capital outlay of P656.53 to be taken from the national government and other external sources.
Among these EFP projects are the widening/concreting of the Misamis Oriental-Bukidnon -Agusan del Norte National Road at P400 million, construction of water supply system, P52.2 million and upgrading/rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, P15.9 million and construction of bridges.
Other EFP projects are the construction of spillways and flood control dike, installation of power supplyservices, installation of communication facilities, construction of public buildings, tourism facilities, social welfare, sports facilities and other economic services. (PIA-10 Press Release)