Military camp improvement projects get P1-B boost-A A +A
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released Monday a P1.42 billion budget for the military camp improvement projects of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The DBM said the total fund release will be used to support various military camp upgrade initiatives, including architectural and engineering upgrades amounting to P1.14 billion.
Included in the released funds is the P282 million budget of the construction of a Combined Arms Readiness Training Center and the P594,000 to be used for Training and Doctrine Command Projects.
"The improvement of our military camps in the country will ensure better support to our soldiers in the field, whose performance and well-being are naturally affected by the quality of facilities in their respective camps," Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said.
"Our soldiers will likewise benefit from stronger training facilities and services, which will help them prepare better for armed-conflict situations," he added.
Abad also said providing a "more comprehensive support system" for military troops is also "balanced" with the government's peace objectives. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)