BAGUIO CITY-- The rehabilitation of a 3.6 kilometer provincial road worth PHP 106.1 million has officially started in Kalinga to address the poor state of provincial roads, and to improve the capacity of the province in local road management (LRM) to make this devolved function sustainable over time, incorporating reforms in public financial management.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony, RD Iringan underscored that Pinagan-Magnao project is funded by DILG through the agency’s Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) program.
He said that the provincial government is compliant with the standards set in the CMGP program which funds the infrastructure rehabilitation and development.
The set standards include the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping and submission to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of their Local Public Financial Management Assessment Report. The province should also have a good performance in the following: Local Road Information Management; Local Road Network Development Plan; Local Road Construction and Maintenance; Local Road Asset Management; Internal Audit; Budgeting, Revenue Generation and Expenditure Management; and Procurement.
RD Iringan underscored that allocations were determined by a combination of performance and need criteria, such as inclusion in the Budget Priorities Framework provinces, utilization and completion of local road projects under the Special Local Roads Fund (SLRF), as well as regular appropriation and use of maintenance funds for local roads.
The said project is also expected to boost the provision of social services as well as the agricultural livelihood of 3,224 residents of barangays Magnao, Guilayon and Nambucayan (MAGUINAM). ###