BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — The provincial government here is expected to provide more income generating projects for the persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the province to further improve their economic plight.
Governor Carlos Padilla recently met with the officials of the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled (NCWD), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and the Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park (LMET) during the launching of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week celebration.
Padilla’s commitment includes the revival of the boating lagoon and repair of the boats, which will be offered for rent at the provincial capitol and the existing boating lagoon at the LMET in barangay San Luis in Diadi town.
“They can manage these projects so that they will be given more income to be used for other projects that will uplift other members in our province,” he said.
Padilla also said other proposed projects needing the assistance of the provincial government will be coursed through the Local Finance Committee for approval and release.
He also encouraged persons with disabilities to further improve services of their canteen located at the Ammungan Park within the provincial capitol compound so that their association will improve their break-even income.
“I want you to be self-reliant. I don’t want to see you as beggars,” Padilla said.
According to Padilla, he is also considering the proposal to allow the PWD to manage a restaurant at the LMET.
He said the BFAR will also donate materials for their income generating projects and the repair of the boats at the provincial capitol. PNA/northboundasia.com