CABARROGUIS, Quirino-The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) formally turned over the $9.5-million or P475-million Quirino for Livelihood for Everyone (Q-Life) Processing Center to the provincial government situated in this town and at the Quirino Cattle Breeding Center (QCBC) in Aglipay town here on June 1.

   The South Korean government, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica), granted $9.5-million (P475-million) for Quirino to help boost agribusiness in the province and to sustain “value chain formation” for beneficiaries and villagers.      The project was established through the Quirino Integrated Rural Development Project (QIRDP).

     Korean Minister-Counselor Kim Sun Young said the QIRDP’s second phase was a follow-through of the first phase, which was “successfully implemented and the goals and targets set by Koica.”

     Dr. Seong Gu Whang, KOICA Project Management Committee manager, said the projects will help sustain the livelihood of villagers in the province.

     He noted that the buildings would structures are “integral components” of the Quirino Integrated Rural Development Projects (QIRDP)-a partnership project of the Philippines and South Korea, through the KOICA and the Quirino government, to ensure the complete value chain formation of agricultural products in the province.