CARIGARA, Leyte – In a bid to enhance agricultural connectivity and facilitate the transport of local products to market towns, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA), has announced the completion of a farm-to-market road (FMR) project in Sitio Kapitungan, Barangay Libo, this town.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura reported that the project, which received a P11.9 million allocation, encompasses 0.773 kilometers of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP) along the local road in the area.

Oppura highlighted the benefits to local farmers, noting that they will no longer have to contend with muddy roads during the wet season, which pose dangers when transporting their agricultural produce.

Additionally, the newly paved road will provide residents with a more comfortable travel experience when accessing essential social services such as healthcare and educational institutions.

The improved road infrastructure also opens up employment opportunities for residents by offering easier travel and reduced transportation costs, thus fostering community growth.
The DPWH and DA partnership in building FMRs aims to connect agricultural and fisheries areas to markets, enabling producers to transport their goods to traders and consumers more efficiently.

This infrastructure improvement helps farmers achieve better prices and reach a larger consumer base for their products. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)