Residents of Barangay Canbañez in La Paz, Leyte, particularly the farmers, could now travel with ease and comfort with the completion of a farm-to-market road constructed by Leyte’s 2nd District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways. (L2DEO)

TACLOBAN CITY– The Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (L2DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed the construction of a farm-to-market road (FMR) in the Barangay Canbañez in La Paz, Leyte.

“This project is one of the eight FMR projects that we implemented and completed last year. Now residents of Barangay Canbañez are utilizing the concrete road, which guarantees their safety and efficient journey,” said District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura.
The FMR project measures 1.98 lane kilometers and has a total construction budget of P12.42 million in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA).

DPWH-DA objectives are to connect agricultural and fishing areas to markets, allowing producers to transport their goods to traders and consumers without impeding their movement. Farm-to-market roads help farmers and fishermen gain better prices and a broader reach for their products.

Meanwhile, access to basic government services, school institutions, and healthcare facilities will have better connectivity with the enhanced rural roads.

Likewise, it will make way for more livelihood opportunities by making them leave their villages, travel to nearby work areas, and earn a better income by diversifying their sources of income.

L2DEO has completed seven FMR projects, with one ongoing construction from last year’s budget allocation.