Pigcawayan, Cotabato—Routine checks on emergency water and land transport assets showcased village improvements brought in thus far by the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Reports from the routine inspection on May 4 were provided by the BARMM Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (BARMM-READi)—and which formed part of efforts to enhance the region’s disaster preparedness.
Barangay Treasurer Esrail Mantil said he was being grateful to the BARMM government under Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim for the programs and projects that have been implemented, and have significantly improved the area.
Norhassim Sinarimbo, head of the BARMM-READi, said the transport assets were acquired for the marshy terrain of many interior villages of the BARMM’s Special Geographic Area (SGA) and stored in Barangay Datu Mantil here.
The activity, he said, has also opened the window for the public to see the changes inside the SGA, and as to how such development help boost village-based economies.
“The activity is part of the office’s preparedness measures in ensuring timely and efficient response to future emergencies,” Sinarimbo said. It also provided the right venue for the staff to discuss pressing gaps and challenges as well as mitigating measures that had to be in place.