DSWD grants P9-M infra projects in DavSur town

By Che Palicte

May 30, 2023, 7:29 pm

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 11 (Davao region) granted PHP9 million worth of infrastructure projects to Malalag town in Davao del Sur.

Lani Cudino, the regional coordinator for the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) program, said Tuesday the intervention would concentrate on the building of infrastructure for early childhood care and development facilities.

More than PHP10.7 million worth of infrastructure will be built in Malalag  wherein PHP1.7 million will be sourced from the local government unit, Cudino said.

“The projects range from comfort rooms to water systems,” she said.

Moreover, the DSWD-11, along with the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Nutrition Commission, launched on May 28 the Philippine Multisectoral Nutrition Project (PMNP) in the municipality.

The PMNP is a four-year project spearheaded by the DSWD and DOH that supports the adoption of a multisectoral nutrition approach to delivering nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions across various platforms of local government units in the country.

It aims to improve the nutritional status of children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women through health and nutrition services, food security and livelihood, water, sanitation, and hygiene, among others. (PNA)