Committee okays P62.7-M budget for agriculture
The city’s agricultural and fisheries development projects will get a P62.7 million fund by 2019.
The City Council committee of the whole approved on Thursday the City’s Agricultural Productivity Office (APO), which includes the upgrading and concreting of farm to market roads worth P200,000, the city Integrated Coastal Management Program worth P3.4 million, and farm youth development program worth P315,000.
Also approved are the budgets for the Rural Women Management Entrepreneurial Development project worth P445,000, the Livelihood Enhancement for Small Farmers worth P105,000.
Other APO projects include City Seedling Propagation Project with a budget worth P441, 350, the establishment of an Agricultural Training Center in barangay San Simon worth P3.2 million, among others.
City Councilor Edna Dahino said they are trying hard to finish the budget deliberations before the Christmas break or before the year ends, so that the budget proposal will be elevated to the City Council and get approved by January of 2019.
This week, the committee of the whole has covered and approved the budgets of the Chief Executive Office and the city’s program for peace and order. PJ Orias