AFP turns over completed countryside projects to Rizal LGUs

August 13, 2010 11:39 am 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) turned over its completed countryside development projects to local government units (LGUs) of Rizal province on Thursday.

1Lt. Celeste Frank Sayson, Army 2nd Infantry Division spokesman, said the recipient LGUs received 22 completed Kalayaan sa Barangay Program (KBP) projects in a simple turnover ceremony in Tanay, Rizal, attended by AFP top ground commanders in Rizal, Southern Tagalog Region and AFP General Headquarters.

The 2007 and 2009 completed KBP projects are five farm- to-market roads (FMRs), one health center, seven water systems, eight school buildings and one electrification project.

"These projects were built in some remote municipalities of Rizal with the total cost of P29,329,875," said Sayson. These areas are Barangay Cayabu, Tanay, Rizal with three classroom school buildings, 1.3 kilometers FMR and one unit water system; Barangay Cuyambay, Tanay, with 573 meters concreted FMR, one unit classroom school building and one unit water system; Barangay Daraitan, Tanay, with 1.79 kilometers rehabilitated FMR; Barangay Plaza Aldea, Tanay, with one unit heath center, 1.76 kilometers FMR, one unit water system and one unit electrification project; Barangay Mayumao, Tanay, with one classroom school building and one unit water system; Barangay Sta. Inez, Tanay, with one classroom school building; Barangay Sto. Nino, Tanay, with one classroom school building; Barangay Tinucan, Tanay, with one classroom school building; Barangay Mascap, Rodriguez, Rizal, with one classroom school building and one unit water system; Barangay Puray, Rodriguez, with one unit water system; Barangay San Jose, Rodriguez, with one classroom school building; and Barangay San Rafael, Rodriguez, with one unit water system.

The 2010 KBP projects are still ongoing in some areas of Rizal province.

The KBP is a government flagship project intended to transform conflict-affected communities into peaceful and developing areas that spur economic activities. Various government agencies combine efforts and resources to address the conflict areas.

The AFP engineering unit constructs the infrastructure, which includes farm-to-market roads, school buildings, water supply systems, electrification and medical facilities.

A joint medical and dental mission was also conducted after the simple turnover ceremony. It was participated in by the provincial government of Rizal, municipal government of Tanay, Philippine Red Cross (Rizal Chapter), Southern Luzon Command, 2nd Infantry Division and the 51st Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army. (PNA) scs/VR

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