ZAMBOANGA CITY –- A mining company operating in two areas in the Zamboanga peninsula has initiated an P11.6 million cassava plantation project in Bayog town, Zamboanga del Sur that will benefit some 350 farmers in 20 barangays in the municipality.
To firm up the project, the company, TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Inc. (TVIRD) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) wth the Zamboanga del Sur provincial government for the establishment of the cassava plantation in Bayog.
Zamboanga del Sur Governor Antonio Ceriles said “this is the biggest project that farmers have had in Bayog in so many years,”
Renne Subido, TVIRD Vice President for Corporate Social Commitment, said this is part of the company’s commitments to the government. He added that the company responded positively when the provincial government asked TVIRD to be a partner in the cassava plantation project.
TVIRD identified the barangays beneficiaries for the project as Poblacion, Kahayagan, Kanipaan, Damit, Salawagan, Dipili, Lamare, Depore, Sigacad, Balukbahan, Matin-ao, Datagan, Bubu-an, Canoayan, Deporehan, Liba, Camp Blessing, Supon, Balumbunon, Conacon, Bantal, Dimalinao, Pulang Bato, San Isidro, Depase, Matun-og, Dagum, and Baking. (PNA)