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P22-M worth KALAHI-CIDSS projects up in Isulan

KORONADAL CITY -- A total of P22.2 million worth of community projects are set to be implemented and are expected to benefit thousands of households in 14 villages of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, a DSWD regional official said today.  

The community projects are to be carried out under the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-A Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), one of the government’s flagship poverty-reduction programs implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.  

Gemma N. Rivera, DSWD-12 assistant regional director, said that the review of necessary documents of the approved projects,  which were identified and considered as the most pressing needs of different villages of the town, is ongoing.  

“Documents of the community projects are now evaluated before the eventual release of funds will be done, directly to the community accounts which are purposely opened for the projects,” Rivera said.  

Rivera added that the projects are utilizing the community-driven development strategy which means that communities are capacitated to analyze their own problems, plan, implement and manage to sustain their identified project to answer their identified problems.  

Among the community projects, according to Rivera, include construction of drainage canal villages of Kalawag I, Kalawag II, Kalawag III, D. Lotilla, and Kenram will that will be of great help to households affected and put into risk by floods during heavy rain.  

Rivera also said that road concreting in Barangay Bambad, New Pangasinan, Mapantig, and Kudanding are also expected to benefit regular commuters in said areas.  

New health centers with complete basic amenities in remote villages of Tayugo and Impao, are expected to ease the perennial problem of villagers in the absence of a health facility in the community.  

A satellite market is also set to rise in Sampao village, while new school building in Barangay Lagandang and a multi-purpose building in Barangay Kolambog will be constructed.  

Of the P22.2 million total project cost, P5.84 million will come from the cash and in-kind counterparts from Isulan local government unit and beneficiary communities while the rest is a grant from the program through Asian Development Bank and World Bank.  

Isulan, a first class municipality in the province of Sultan Kudarat, is already benefiting the various community projects previously constructed through Kalahi-CIDSS since 2013 including schools, Daycare centers, satellite market, water refiling station, multi-purpose hall, and flood control projects. ###