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CHARMP2 turns-over FMR & footpath to Atok beneficiaries




Residents of barangays Cattubo and Paoay in Atok, Benguet expressed joy and gratitude after two infrastructure projects were turned over to them by the CHARM2 Project in a turnover and acceptance ceremony on October 9, 2015.


The rehabilitation of Calasipan-Apanberang-Mangoto farm-to-market road (Phase 2) was turned-over to the beneficiaries in Cattubo and  the completed KM 46 Upper Bonglo footpath was turned-over to Paoay residents.


The farm-to-market road in Cattubo which stretches from the national highway near the highest point in Atok aims to serve farmers and families cultivating high value crops and cut flowers in the area. The road project costs PhP58,888.53, which was constructed on February 25, 2015 and was completed by March 20, 2015.


The 1,023 meter-long footpath in Paoay is now serving the community and tourists as well. Tourists who wants to experience the Usukan  foot tail and the breath taking view of green  lush high mountain tops can use the improved footpath. Originally a Spanish trail way, the footpath is another attraction being the only footpath in Benguet that traverses through three underground tunnels. Residents are saying that it is now safer to traverse the trail with the hand rails constructed in accident prone areas along the footpath.


The footpath was constructed on January 15, 2015 and was completed on April 17, 2015. The project cost P824,553.18. Both the road and foot path project was counterparted by the provincial and municipal local government unit, the beneficiaries and the CHARM2 Project.


“Banuren tayo kuma kas maysa a tawid daytoy a proyekto ( Let us treasure this project as an inheritance),” said Project Manager Cameron P. Odsey which was seconded by Benguet Governor Nestor B. Fongwan saying that the community must keep in mind that they own the project and they benefit from it, hence, they should maintain and sustain it. //Crislyn F. Balangen

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