Distinguished as the biggest island province in the Sulu Archipelago, the Province of Basilan is home to rich fisheries and agricultural industries specially known for its natural rubber (Hevea Brasilienses) as a significant commercial crop. Recognizing the need to establish channels to strengthen interprovincial trade, around four hundred (400) Regular Infrastructure Projects have been implemented in the Province within CY 2012 – CY 2017. Close to a hundred Regular Infra Projects are subject for implementation for CY 2018.
Sulu seats the socio-political sultanate structure in the South. Situated in the heart of the sea, they are known to be the “People of the Current”. Unsurprisingly, fisheries is the most important industry in the Province; products include marine creatures, pearls, boats, and handicrafts. The Province is also renowned for the rich aroma of its Sulu coffee. To pave way for socio-economic development, more than four hundred (400) Regular Infrastructure Projects have been implemented in the Province in the inclusive years of CY 2012 to CY 2017, while more than a hundred Regular Infra Projects are pipelined for implementation in CY 2018.
Lately being recognized for its world-class unexploited beaches and mountains, Tawi-Tawi is the southernmost province in the country with some of its islands leaning closer towards Malaysia than the Philippines. With its flourishing tourism industry along with agriculture and fisheries, infrastructure projects are essential to realize its fullest socio-economic development potential. In order to achieve this, more than three hundred (300) Regular Infrastructure Projects have been implemented in the Province from CY 2012 to CY 2017, while more than ninety (90) Regular Infra Projects are being implemented for CY 2018.
Maguindanao is a melting-pot of tri-people in the mainland Mindanao, a host to diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Notwithstanding the occasional armed conflicts that hinder development in some of its most isolated areas, it thrives in its agricultural, fisheries, and tourism industries aided by the interconnecting roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects in the area. For CY 2012-2017, almost four hundred (400) Regular Infrastructure Projects were implemented in the Province, while around eighty (80) Regular Infra Projects are pegged for CY 2018.
Lanao’s inhabitants, the Meranaos, are proudly known as the “People of the Lake”. They are famous for being resilient and hardworking tradesmen. As common knowledge to every merchant, transportation of goods determine for the most part the sustainability of businesses on trade. Ease of transportation and easy access to every corner of the Province and the neighbouring areas facilitated economic activities in the area through the help of more than four hundred (400) Regular Infrastructure Projects in the Province from CY 2012 to CY 2017, and around ninety (90) other Regular Infra Projects for implementation under CY 2018.