DILG cites Panganiban town as country’s best project implementor
Panganiban, Catanduanes  ·  
posted 9-Dec-2018  ·  
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The municipal government of Panganiban headed headed by Mayor Robert A. Fernandez has been cited by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as the best performing local government unit in the implementation of projects funded under the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) and Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) Programs.

In the recently-held National Knowledge Forum on Best Practices in BUB and ADM Programs in Metro Manila, Panganiban was selected as a presenter in the said activity after a deliberation on the best performing LGUs in the implementation of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS), Local Access Roads (LAR) and Disaster Risk Reduction and Other Infrastructures (DRROI) projects under the BuB and ADM Programs nationwide led to the conclusion that it was the best among the best.

In a brief audio-visual presentation, Mayor Fernandez presented its Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) project in Barangay Tibo: a Ram Pump Level II Potable Water Supply System which uses Hydraulic Ram Pump technology that doesn’t need power to operate.

In 2016, under the BuB Fund and the SALINTUBIG program, the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) prioritized the construction of a Level II Potable Water Supply System in Tibo since it was the only barangay without a piped water supply system.

A fifth-class municipality with 23 barangays, Panganiban found the best possible water source in Tibo and then came across the Ram Pump technology which is the most economical and inexpensive to operate.

With the project, all 23 villages in the town now have piped water supply systems. Barangay Tibo’s population of 520 now enjoys regular baths, considerably addresses health and sanitation issues, and saves the people from time-consuming trips through slippery and sloping roads to fetch water from distant sources.

The Level II Potable Water Supply System using the technology has been operational for two years now without any problems as far as operation and maintenance is concerned.

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