DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Ralph C. Pablo facilitated the official turn-over of the completed 1.8 kilometers Agro-support Facility (ASF) access road worth Php 24,020,557.85 to the officials of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Asipulo, Ifugao.
The said completed project funded under the Forest Management Project (FMP) implemented in the province is expected to aid the far-flung barangay of Namang, Asipulo and its communities engaged in agro-forestry activities such as the Namal Nampaling Muyong Owners Association (NAMNAMA) in the easier transport of their produce.
RED Pablo expressed his optimism that the ASF will be vital in creating progress not only in gardening but also in the observance and implementation of sustainable forest management in Ifugao through the “Muyong” System.
Meanwhile, PENR Officer of PENRO Ifugao Ernesto M. Aton rallied the beneficiaries of the project to observe conservation farming in the area through the Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT). In this way, the benefits of the project will be sustained and the facility to be safeguarded, he further noted.
Asipulo Municipal Mayor Armando P. Domilod expressed gratitude to the DENR for the project and conveyed its valuable impact to the environment and to the community considering some issues of insurgencies in the area.
Mayor Domilod recognized that the completion of the ASF in the area will go a long way in the government’s effort under the newly created National Task Force to End Local Communists Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).