DAR provides P114-M infra projects, farm equipment in Iloilo

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Conrado Estrella III recently distributed infrastructure projects and farm machinery and equipment worth P114 million to agrarian reform beneficiary (ARB) members belonging to 22 ARB organizations (ARBOs) in Iloilo.

Estrella said the project was distributed under the Sustainable and Resilient ARCs project of the Department of Agrarian and Reform (DAR) that will benefit a total of 3,293 ARBs in the province.

“These farm machinery and equipment would make farming easier and faster for the ARBs to help improve their yield and increase their income,” he said.

The secretary said the infrastructure project reflects the commitment of the Department of Agrarian Reform to the goal of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to increase mobility in transporting the basic needs of the municipality and boost the economic growth of farmers.

Estrella was accompanied by Iloilo Rep. Ferjenel Biron (4th district),
Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Office Undersecretary Jesry Palmares, and DAR Western Visayas regional director Sheila Enciso.

Enciso said the project involves five infra projects, including the construction of 0.849-km Cabilauan FMR in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo worth 10 million; 0.849-km. Paloc Bigque FMR in Dumangas, Iloilo worth 10 million; 0.849-km. Bolilao to Barasan FMR in Bolilao, Dumangas worth P10 million; improvement, rehabilitation and concreting of 1.718-km P.D. Monfort to Rosario FMR in Dumangas, Iloilo worth P20 million; and 3.98-km. Mambirahan Grande to Cabunga in Cabunga, Passi worth P50 million.