First agri tramline project built using PRDP funds now operational
The World Bank-funded Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has confirmed the completion of the Namita Agricultural Tramline, the first of its kind, in the Municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur.
The tramline is proposed by the Municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur to provide a safe, cheap, and fast alternative transport system of farm products and agricultural inputs from the mountainous sitios of Namita, Bulala, and Nansusuan to the nearest road network.
The proposal is approved by the Regional Project Advisory Board 1 (RPAB 1) on August 30, 2016 and was issued a No Objection Letter 1 (NOL 1) on September 22, 2016.
The tramline is located at Barangay Malaya, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur with a total length of 472 lineal meters.
It is expected to serve 34.55 hectares of upland agricultural land. Its total project cost is P 4.68 million, including the 10 percent counterpart each from the Department of Agriculture and the Municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, respectively.