COTABATO CITY — Residents and officers in Maguindanao del Norte are looking for international funding and help for the development of a 100-kilometer coastal street linking their city of Datu Blah Sinsuat to Lebak municipality in Sultan Kudarat province in a bid to maintain the realm’s rising economic system.
Conventional Moro and Teduray leaders and barangay officers of the city expressed hopes on Tuesday for help from international donors, akin to member-states of the Group of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and rich European nations, to facilitate the continued development of the street.
Mayor Marshal I. Sinsuat of Datu Blah Sinsuat emphasised the significance of international help in expediting the development of bridges and the street, connecting 13 beachfront barangays to Lebak, which is a major buying and selling heart.
As soon as accomplished, the street is predicted to reinforce mobility for residents transporting agricultural merchandise and seafood to Cotabato Metropolis, the capital of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Area in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Native officers have dubbed the challenge the “peace street,” as it’s touted to make a optimistic influence on peacebuilding efforts and native commerce.
The OIC, recognized for its involvement in brokering peace agreements in Mindanao, and rich European nations have ongoing tasks within the area, complementing peace processes and selling socio-economic growth.
The development of the coastal street goals to additional advance financial progress and stability in Maguindanao del Norte, positioning the realm as a booming funding hub throughout the BARMM. — John Felix M. Unson