Bongao ǀ Provincial Government of Tawi-Tawi held on Wednesday the groundbreaking ceremony of a government complex in Barangay Karungdong as the province commemorates its 48th founding anniversary.
Governor Yshmael “Mang” I. Sali led the ceremony that gathered officials and personnel of the PLGU and Barangay Council of Karungdong at the 15-hectare site. In his message, he thanked Allah SWT for blessing the province with projects that will improve the quality of government service. He added the establishment of the complex that will provide space to accommodate more line agencies benefiting the Raayat of Tawi-Tawi.
The complex will house the new Provincial Capitol, the satellite office of the BARMM Chief Minister, headquarters for the Provincial Mobile Force Company, provincial fire station, a building for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, an evacuation center, the Tawi-Tawi Sports Complex, and a plaza.
Article 82 – BARMM Fish Port Groundbreaking
Bongao | Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim led the groundbreaking of the BARMM Integrated Fish Port with Facilities in Pababag Island, Bongao last September 27 in time as the people of Tawi-Tawi celebrate their 48th independence as a province.
Governor Yshmael “Mang” I. Sali, First Lady Jumda A. Sali, MP Al-syed A. Sali, MPW Minister Eduard Guerra, MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso, MAFAR Minister Mohammad Jacob, MILG Deputy Minister Benjamin Loong, and Vice-Governor Michail Ahaja joined the ceremony for the BARMM flagship project together with other local government officials and personnel.
The fish port complex of almost 14 hectares will include a multipurpose pier, a market hall, an ice plant, cold storage, water desalination, and treatment facilities.
The first phase of the implementation will begin by the fourth quarter of this year with road network development provided under the Special Development Fund.
Article 102 – RETS Project in Sitangkai and Sibutu
GREENER AND ENERGY-FRIENDLY TAWI-TAWI. The Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Energy Generation Technology with a total estimated installed capacity of 1.65 MW will provide electrification to more than 3000 new household connections particularly in the seaweed producing communities in the Island Municipalities of Sitangkai and Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi, BARMM.
The RETS Project is a partnership between MinDA, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – Philippines, Tawi-Tawi Electric Cooperative (TAWELCO), Provincial Government of Tawi-Tawi, Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, Association of Isolated Electric Cooperatives Inc. (AIEC), Island Light and Water Energy Development Corp. (ILAW), and the BARMM Government (MAFAR and MENRE), funded by the EU-Access to Sustainable Energy Program ( ASEP).
Article 52 – CONTRACTORS NG TAWI-TAWI FISH PORT
Ipinulong ni Governor Yshmael “Mang” I. Sali ang mga miyembro ng Tawi-Tawi Contractors Association noong Linggo sa Bongao bilang paghahanda sa pagtatag ng Tawi-Tawi Bangsamoro Integrated Fish Port and Facilities sa isla ng Pababag.
Ipinaalam ni Governor Sali sa mga contractor ang nalalapit na groundbreaking ng TBIFPF complex at inanyayahan ang mga ito na lumahok sa bidding pagkatapos mapinal ang disenyo at iba pang kailangang legal na dokumento.
Iminungkahi ni Arch. Eduard Guerra, Minister ng Public Works sa Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, sa pagkikita sa Lungsod ng Cotabato noong Hulyo na isangkot ang mga lokal na contractor sa pagtayo sa TBIFPF para maging mabilis ang koordinasyon, at nang maisama na rin ang mga mamamayan ng Tawi-Tawi sa mga mabibigyan ng trabaho sa konstruksyon.
Kasama ni Governor Sali sa pakikipagpulong sa TCA sina BM Sabuddin Abdurahim, BM Sukarno Asri MD, BM Mahmud Bawasanta, BM Hasanal Jeoffrey Sali, District Engineer Borris-Zanzibar Kadil, Provincial Engineer Samil Tati, Provincial Planning and Development Officer Engr. Wahab Bakil, Spiritual Adviser Abdulkhabir Musa, at Kapitan ng Tongmageng-Sitangkai Samilee Pianah.
Ang TBIFPF ay flagship project ng BARMM para sa taong 2021 at popondohan sa ilalim ng Special Projects Fund ng Rehiyonal na Pamahalaan.