‘Harvest Time’ as Infra ‘Seeds’ MILG Planted Start to Bloom


By EDD K. USMAN | @edd1819 | @bluestar0910 | SDN — Science and Digital News

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(SDN) — YOU plant, you harvest.

In a manner of speaking that’s what the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) has been doing. It’s implementing a series of infrastructure projects in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Buildings such as municipal halls, police stations, barangay halls, and public markets, as well as public utility installations like seawater desalination plants, and improvements of water facilities.

So, if you sow, you reap.

One good example is the mushrooming infrastructure undertakings the MILG under Interior Minister Naguib G. Sinarimbo is doing as it brings the gains of peace in the war-torn BARMM areas. And the “seeds” are starting to bear fruit.

The other day (December 20) Sinarimbo reported the completion of a two-storey Barangay Hall of Barangay (Village) Ganta in Kabuntalan, Maguindanao.

Barangay Hall of Ganta, Kabuntalan, Maguindanao, funded by the MILG. (All images by MILG)

It’s the second building to be completed.

“The Senior Minister Abdulraof Macacua and I inaugurated and turned over today the 2-storey Barangay Hall of Barangay Ganta, Kabuntalan, to its officials. This is funded by the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government,” said Sinarimbo, BARMM spokesman as well.

Senior Minister Abdulraof Macacua cuts the ceremonial ribbon assisted by Minister Naguib G Sinarimbo and other dignitaries.

The MILG head said the project forms part of “priority program of the Chief Minister Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim of bringing down the services of government closest to the people. This barangay hall we hope will become the center of service delivery of government to its constituents.”

Earlier, Sinarimbo was in the municipality of Marantao, Lanao del Sur, as he led the inauguration of the town’s newly-minted Philippine National Police (PNP) Station, one of the MILG’s many construction projects

“We inaugurated today (December 13) and turned over the newly constructed Municipal Police Station for the Municipality of Marantao, Lanao del Sur, fully funded by our Ministry. This is the first completed municipal police station funded by the Bangsamoro Government. More are coming.The PNP officers who joined us today were impressed both with the speed of the construction and the quality of the workmanship. Congratulations to the Team,” he remarked.

“This we hope will contribute in securing and protecting our people.”

On the island provinces of the BARMM, in Sulu in particular, the MILG official noted the successful installation of a water desalination facilities.

Seawater into drinking water through the MILG project.

“Our desalination machines for waterless island communities in Sulu is now providing safe drinking water to our constituents. The machine coverts salty seawater to safe drinking water. Potable water in these communities has been a problem as old as time,” noted Sinarimbo.

“We thank the Chief Minister Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim for trusting our ministry to undertake this project. We express our gratitude to our LGUs (local government units) such as Panglima Tahil for providing the platform for these containerized machines. Together, we can go this far.”

More projects are expected to be completed in the BARMM provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, and the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi, as well as the Bangsamoro region’s 63 barangays designated as Special Geographic Area (SGA) in North Cotabato which chose to join parliamentary setup in a plebiscite. (✓)


Featured image is the blue and white colored Marantao police station.

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