Basilan town gets P6-M project from USAid-A A +A
Monday, August 19, 2013
A MUNICIPALITY in Basilan province has received a two-storey building project worth P6 million from the American government through the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAid).
The project recipient is the five-year-old town of Tabuan Lasa, which was created out of the 12 villages of Sumisip that were not on Basilan Island, by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act 187 and was subsequently ratified in a plebiscite held on March 29, 2008.
Tabuan Lasa Mayor Muctar Junaid said the P6-million building would house the Area Coordinating Center (ACC), Municipal Hall, and the police station.
Junaid said a huge tank was also built to collect rain water for use, except for drinking, since water is scarce in the municipality which comprises of four islands.
The project was turned over to Junaid by Captain Tanner Fleck, head of the Task Force Archipelago of the US Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P), on behalf of USAid in a simple ceremony held in Lanawan, Tabuan Lasa town.
Fleck admired the effort of the Municipal Government and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for taking the initiative in addressing the infrastructure needs of Tabuan Lasa.
Junaid has expressed his gratitude to the American government for providing them the project.
He said it would hasten the delivery of basic government services in the municipality. (Bong Garcia)