3 weeks DA seeks additional funds for rural dev’t program Inquirer
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking to secure additional funding for its Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)---a partnership between government agencies and the private sector, and wholly funded by the World Bank. In a press conference on Thursday evening, PRDP director Shandy Hubilla said the agency had already proposed the needed additional funding worth $240 million for the approval and support of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). This will add to the initial funding of $500 million that the project received from the World Bank. Hubilla said the proposal was already endorsed by Agriculture Secretary William Dar ... more