The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today announced that two P84-million road projects in the province of Antique funded under the Department’s Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan ang Daan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran (KALSADA) Program will be completed by October this year.
Engr. Donee Ann Ruinata of DILG Antique Provincial Office, in her report to the DILG central and regional offices, said his team is continuously monitoring the concreting of Nagdayao-Pis-anan Road in Sibalom, as well the Larioja-Tigbalogo Road in Patnongon.
The road projects were started on December 8, 2016 and are expected to be finished in October.
The provincial government also provided a counterpart fund of P20-million for the two road projects.
The KALSADA program aims to help local government units (LGUs) in progressively improving local road conditions by providing technical and capacity development assistance to provinces through training, mentoring and coaching on local road management as well as funding for road upgrading, improvement, and rehabilitation.
To qualify for the KALSADA program, the province must be a recipient of the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping under the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).
The performance criteria for FY 2016 were based on Antique’s performance on the implementation of its Special Local Road Fund (SLRF) Projects and Performance on Road Maintenance based on the DILG Provincial Road Inventory of good to fair roads.
Prior to fund release, the province submitted necessary documentary requirements which include Provincial Road Network Development Plan (PRNDP) and Detailed Engineering Design (DED), among others.
The DILG conducted a series of capability building training-workshops to the participating LGUs to help the LGUs comply with the documentary requirements for the KALSADA program, as well as giving one-on-one technical assistance on polishing of DEDs submitted as per request of LGUs that need it.