By Betheena Kae Unite
Construction of five farm-to-market roads (FMR) in Southern Leyte province is underway, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
The rural road projects aimed to enhance access of distant farming communities to commercial districts.
The agency said the construction that recently kicked off will cover Coot to Mang-Mang subvillages in Macrohon town, San Agustin to San Bernardo villages in Limasawa town, Dayanog Village in San Juan town, Mahalo to Maningawong in Anahawan town, and San Juan to Nava in Hinunangan town.
The P19-million rural road projects are funded by the Department of Agriculture, according to DPWH.
“Through these road concreting projects, we will be able to provide easier, more efficient, and less costly transport of goods and services from each farming community to the marketplace,” said Ma. Margarita Junia, DPWH Southern Leyte district engineer.
Earlier DPWH Southern Leyte completed the concreting of some FMR projects such as the Bobon Road in San Juan town and Catmon Road in the municipality of Silago.
“Being the government’s infrastructure arm, the district office is instrumental in implementing farm-to-market roads in the province, especially in areas that really need economic boost,” Junia said.
Improvement and construction of new farm-to-market roads are among the priority projects of the government in a bid to boost the movement of goods and services and give necessary support to farming communities.
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