COTABATO CITY—Modern technology will now boost connectivity to improve local capability in community security and transparency in public offices in two Lanao del Sur towns.
Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim said the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) chose the vulnerable Butig and Piagapo towns in Lanao del Sur for the installation of VSAT (very small aperture terminal) facilities.
The VSAT facilities will provide high speed broadband internet in the two towns.
Ebrahim said BARMM’s Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) is implementing the project through its Localizing e-Government for Accelerated Provision of Services (LeAPS) program, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
BARMM MILG Minister Naguib Sinarimbo said this will foster delivery of services and improve connectivity through the most effective and efficient way possible to help secure BARMM communities.
UNDP Program Manager Mitzi Mendoza said he hoped that digital centers will soon rise to fully realize the dream of a #DigitalBangsamoro for the pilot municipalities.
The installation of the ICT facilities in Butig and Piagapo is a primary component in the deployment of the digital centers and call centers.
“The VSAT facilities that we are formally handing over to the pilot sites Butig and Piagapo, like the images we all imagine rotating far into the outer layer of the earth, will hopefully leapfrog the next century of the Bangsamoro. The dream for the digital Bangsamoro is slowly but surely becoming a reality,” Sinarimbo said.
“The dream for better services for our people is also becoming a reality. Together let us leapfrog into the future of governance and transform our services into the best we can, our people deserve it,” he added.