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Pampanga Gov hopes for P389M development assistance fund

Sep 18, 2017 @ 8:19
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Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda said the provincial government is eyeing some P389-million worth of assistance for various development projects of local government units (LGUs) in Pampanga next year.

During the province-wide local development council participatory project prioritization conference last Thursday, Pineda said once the proposed P389-million fund for the “Assistance to Municipalities” program was approved by the national government, Pampanga will initiate the identified development projects of various municipalities and cities of the province in 2018.

The proposed budget for the program is higher than last year’s P347-million allocation.

Governor Pineda said the development projects that will be covered by the P389 million budget include local access roads, potable water systems, evacuation centers and disaster risk reduction projects, safe and hygienic facilities and small water impounding infrastructure.

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will identify development priorities and evaluate funding assistance to the LGUs from the provincial government.

According to DILG Regional Director Julie Daquioag, Pampanga has the highest project implementation rate in Central Luzon.

“Maganda ang ugnayan ng DILG, national government at ng kapitolyo. So, bago matapos ang aking termino at ng Presidente maaaring isa ang Pampanga sa mga pinakamagagandang probinsya,” Pineda said.

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