The provincial government last week turned over four completed infrastructure projects in Basay town. 

A statement from Capitol said the projects are among the infrastructure programs that were given a budget of P3.3 million as part of Basay’s share from last year’s 20 percent economic development fund. 

In a ceremony, Gov. Roel Degamo symbolically turned over to Basay Mayor Dandilgust Abrio the following completed projects: street lighting, two-classroom school building at Bal-os Elementary School, improvement of Bal-os Public Market, and two cementing projects of portions of roads in Brgy. Bongalonan. 

Degamo said the P200,000 street lighting project is the initial phase of a bigger electrification program slated for Basay. 

For the cementing of a 100-meter stretch portion of a road in Brgy. Bongalonan, the provincial government shelled out P300,000. 

The road project is seen as critical support infrastructure for the ongoing development of the marine protected area and mangrove rehabilitation project in Basay. 

On the other hand, the cementing of a portion of Tiabanan-Sandig Road in the same barangay amounting to P250,000 is seen to benefit not only residents in the area but also members of the Cabongbongan Small Farmers Association (CSFA). 

With the road now usable, CSFA members can easily transport their produce to sell at the municipal public market. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)