About 1,300 residents of Barangay San Rafael, Hinobaan, are expected to benefit from the Community-managed Potable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH) project of the Department of Agrarian Reform and the Municipal Government.
A memorandum of agreement was signed yesterday by Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II LucreciaTaberna, Mayor Ernesto Estrao and San Rafael Upland Farmers Association chairman Rodolfo Gavan in which DAR will allocate P80,000 as counterpart, P50,000 of which is intended for construction materials while the remaining P30,000 will be used for project-related technology trainings in the identified project sites.
The agency will also hire and train para-engineers who will work in the construction of the facilities.
The municipal government, on the other hand, allocated P50, 000 for the labor requirement and livelihood project components.
Five hundred of the 1,300 recipients of the potable water project are the students and teachers of San Rafael Elementary School (RFES).
RFES Principal I Virginia Macaya,said the project is vital and beneficial since it is aimed at enhancing the access of the residents, especially students and teachers, to safe drinking water and promote ecological sanitation through low-cost, culturally acceptable and appropriate technologies.
Estrao, meanwhile, challenged the members of the association to unite, protect and conserve the support services they received from various government agencies like DAR.*
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