COTABATO CITY: The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), inked Monday P61.5-million worth of farm-to-market roads (FMRs) with qualified project contractors.
The road projects are funded through the government’s Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program.
ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman and DAF-ARMM Secretary Macmod Mending Jr., who both attended the signing ceremony, said the FMRs aim to improve trade and commerce in remote areas of Maguindanao and Sulu.
The projects include the concreting of the Langhub-Pantar FMR in Patikul, Sulu; and Calaan FMR in Buldon, Maguindanao, worth P19.5-million and P13-M, respectively; rehabilitation of the Kauran – Sitio Rizal FMR in Ampatuan, Maguindanao at a cost of P15-M; and construction of the Reina Regente FMR in Datu Piang, Maguindanao amounting to P14-M.
Mending said the FMRs in Maguindanao would traverse though Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) communities.
The MILF, the only remaining immense Moro rebel group in Mindanao, has inked a comprehensive final peace deal with the government. PNA