By Noel B. Najarro
BUTUAN CITY, June 28 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry, Agusan del Norte Provincial Office (DTI-ADN) has launched six projects in the four municipalities of Agusan del Norte to jump-start the agency’s 2014 grassroots participatory budgeting (GPB) implementation in the province.
The projects, funded with Php. 4.3 million, was released last May, according to a recent information released by the said agency to the various media outlets here.
DTI-Agusan del Norte, said the local government unit of Tubay received P2.5 million for its three projects: a livelihood for out-of-school-youths (coco sugar and honey); pangkabuhayan para sa kababayen-an (nutricurls) and the social mobilization for the development of municipal mangrove area.
The local government of Nasipit received a funding of Php. 811, 250 for its training center for call center agents non-voice business process outsourcing. A Php.1 million was also released to the local government of Las Nieves to establish two palay and corn buying stations.
For the municipality of Jabonga, got a funding of P260,869 for its Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program(RuMEPP).
DTI also said that it has a total of 22 approved projects under the 2014 GPB for the province and Butuan City with a total project cost of P30, 541,283.66. The said project is expected to generate 611 new jobs.
The GPB, formerly known as bottom-up-budgeting (BuB) aims to help attain the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction, according to DTI.(PNA)