CARIGARA, Leyte- The P42 million worth of farm-to- market (FMR) road projects being implemented by Leyte’s Second District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways are now underway.
The eight road projects, which is in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA), are design to help ease the transport of agricultural products coming from these areas to the public market at the town center.
District Engineer Carlos Veloso reported that as of September, the road project in Barangay Tigbao,worth P6 million and connecting to Brgy. Romualdez in Dulag, Leyte, is already finished.
He added that the additional roads worth P31 million are still ongoing in Brgy.General Luna, Brgy. Sta. Isabel, Brgy. Liwayway connecting to Brgy. Danao, Brgy. Casuntingan connecting to Brgy. Osmeña in MacArthur; Brgy. Calaghusan connecting to Brgy. Caltayan, and Brgy. Cogon connecting to Brgy. Buracan, La Paz; and another road worth P5 million, which has yet to start, in Brgy.San Agustin, Dulag town.
Completion of these road projects would increase agricultural productivity, employment opportunities and provide easier access to basic social services such as health centers and education facilities to the local residents.