Gov. Edgar Chatto announced this morning notice of allocation of funds under the Kalsada Program or conditional matching grants for roads.

The notice of allocation from the Bureau of Treasury was for P302M for the following priority areas:

P116M for Alegria Catigbian Baang Hagbuaya road
P109M for Maribojoc Pagnituan Tabuan Basac road
P83M for Canmanico Anonang Valencia road

P134M to follow for Dimiao Oac Bilar

The Kalsada Program was developed under AusAID and DFAT based on the Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF) program.

What this means for Bohol and other provinces, with Kalsada or matching grants program, provincial roads will have been concreted in 5 years.

The Kalsada program is separate from DPWH road programs, and tourism highways programs. It was lobbied by Gov. Chatto to the League of Provinces of the Philippines so that national roads, tourism roads will have been concreted under respective DPWH and tourism programs and provincial roads will be taken cared of under the Kalsada program. (LM)