As part of efforts to provide easy access to safe and potable water to families and the entire community, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Municipality of Jimenez, Misamis Occidental recently conducted the groundbreaking ceremony of two water system projects amounting to a total of P20.529-million.
DILG Misamis Occidental Provincial Director Pablio Benitez said that one of the projects involves the establishment of level II potable water system worth P9-million to supply communal faucet system or standposts to 2,290 households of Barangays Sinara Alto, Sinara Bajo and Seti, Jimenez.
Meanwhile, the Level III Water System will provide individual water meters to 4,206 households of Barangays Corrales, Naga, Gata, and Butuay with project allocation amounting to P11.529-Million from the 2019 Local Government Support Fund-Assistance to Municipalities.
“DILG is always pleased to see that it had contributed something for the development of the LGUs and that the water supply system project would bring convenience and good health to the people of Jimenez,” Benitez said.
“We are your partners and will continuously support the LGU in all its endeavors in order to realize the vision of having excellent local governments,” he added.
Jimenez Municipal Mayor Rosario K. Balais and the municipality’s local authorities and functionaries conveyed their gratitude to the Department for the support it has extended to the LGU and for recognizing their efforts in making the Municipality of Jimenez as one of the best and well-performing LGUs of the province.
Also present during the groundbreaking ceremony were Punong Barangay Rosalina Suganob and other public servants who witnessed the traditional laying down of the capsule – symbolizing the start of the Water System Construction.