Over P2-M projects launched in Samal

Davao del Norte Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario recently launched four infrastructure projects worth more than P2 million that aim to uplift the quality of life of the Samaleños.
These projects include: Water system expansion project in Barangay Tambo worth P565,000; water system and electrification projects in Barangay Cogon amounting to P850,000 and electrification project worth P587,000 in Brgy. Guilon in Samal District, IGCS.  
Del Rosario also launched the fresh dairy milk feeding program in Barangay Guilon, IGCS, which is a flagship program of the provincial government aimed at eliminating the problem of malnutrition among school children.
The governor cited the importance of proper nutrition to the academic performance of school children. He vowed to maximize the resources of the province to make the feeding program work in order to ensure that “our school children will have healthy bodies and minds for them to absorb better education as they are our future.”           
The project was first piloted at the Bandera Elementary School, Kaputian, IGCS in November last year.
Gov. Del Rosario expanded the project to benefit other schools on the island after the recipient pupils showed a tell-tale sign of improvement in their academic performance, as well as their physical appearance.
He said he will further expand the project to the cities and municipalities of the mainland if the Samal Dairy Farm, which supplies the fresh milk,  is able to supply the big requirement for the public elementary schools in the province.
The governor likewise launched the fish cage and squid collectors project of Barangay Catagman, Samal, IGCS, which was initiated by the local officials to make the Bantay Dagat program of the village sustainable.