Samar Govt Focuses on Access Roads to Agricultural Areas, Tourist Sites – PPDO
CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Oct 19 (PIA) — Samar Provincial and Development Officer (PPDO) Arthur Cuenco said the provincial government is bent on constructing access roads leading to farms and eco-tourism destinations in Samar.
During the first Samar Local Regional Economic and Development (LRED) Congress held in Calbayog City, today, Cuenco presented the plans of the provincial government to alleviate poverty.
“The provincial government is aware that our people are very poor,” he said as a sort of introduction.
“Our current provincial population is 735,000 and half of them are below poverty line, really a big problem,” he told his audience composed of LGUs that have adopted the LRED process.
He said farmers and fishers are the most poor.
“Despite the 6 percent national growth, growth does not trickle down to the poor,” he lamented presenting the two opposing scenario in the national and local scene.
“The provincial government has made some plans to address widespread poverty.”
Access roads from farm to the business growth centers are needed so that the farmers can deliver their products.
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