MANILA -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has reported conducting a total of 2,059 projects worth PHP6.674 billion under its Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig para sa Lahat (Salintubig) program across 15 regions in the country.
With this, more people in the countryside have access to safe and clean water, the department said in a statement Wednesday.
DILG Undersecretary Austere Panadero said the Salintubig projects were aside from the 850 potable water supply projects under the DILG's Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) - Provision of Potable Water Programs in 2017 amounting to PHP3.699 billion.
Safe and clean water is now accessible to the majority of our countrymen and we are glad that we in the DILG are playing a key role in this effort, Panadero said.
He added the DILG also appreciated the help and support of the Regional Water and Sanitation Hubs that were mentoring and coaching recipient communities and local government units in managing and sustaining their potable water and sanitation projects better.
Source: Philippine News Agency