The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) ng Bataan presided by Vice Governor Cris Garcia passed a resolution thanking President Bongbong Marcos for the two Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) project grants given to the province.
“Nagpasa kami ng resolution sa SP ng pagpapasalamat kay Pangulong Bongbong Marcos sa pagtanggap ng ating lalawigan ng dalawang PRDP project grants”, said the vice governor during the recent ground breaking ceremony of the P180 million Orani Fish Landing and Post Trading project funded under PRDP.
SP secretary Mark Quezon said the other PRDP project is the P90 million Nazareno-Culis Farm-to-Market Road in Hermosa town.
The road is seen to boost mango production in the area. Garcia also urged local government units in the province to study the meticulous preparation of the documentation requirement of the PRDP to get more project grants.
“We can get more grants from PRDP as long as we know how to accomplish their meticulous documentation requirement”, she said.
The vice governor noted that other provinces were able to get bigger grants from PRDP, citing as example Isabela province that reportedly received P1 billion worth of project.
Explaining how the program works, Provincial Planning Development Officer Butch Baluyot said that the national government gets loans from the World Bank and then grants the money for project funding to benefitting LGUs though PRDP.