All eyes on PRDP: Villagers in Agusan del Sur monitor farm-to-market projects
What better way to ensure proper project implementation, than to have local villagers watch and track every progress of the construction, right?
In barangays Talacogon, San Isidro, and Songkoy of Esperanza town in Agusan del Sur, officials and residents enthusiastically track the progress of infrastructure projects in their villages and ensure that these are within expected standards, Rappler reported.
“Barangay officials should be active in the project implementation to ensure that the needs of the community are met,” San Isidro village head Ferdinand Lazaga said in Bisaya.
For instance, an illustration of active participation by the villagers was when Lazaga suggested the proper installation of a culvert so as to prevent excessive water outflows.
Lazaga said that despite the detailed project plan, barangay officials and local residents should make sure that they check on the implementation of projects.
San Isidro villagers are presently monitoring the construction of the Php 14 million farm-to-market road, 1.4-kilometer Taganahao-San Isidro road project which is backed by the Department of Agriculture through the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), Rappler said.
The Investments for Building Up of Infrastructure and Logistics Development (I-BUILD), under PRDP, plans to construct reliable infrastructures to link agricultural production areas to marketplaces, the report said.