TACLOBAN CITY-The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) completed a road project in Barangay Sta. Cruz traversing Barangay Badiang Road in Jaro, Leyte.

The project has a total cost of P9.6 million and involves the concreting of 2.245 linear meters in a 5-meter width.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura said that the project will provide the local community with a better road network as residents will no longer endure the bad road conditions that pose danger to commuters and motorists.

“The department is constructing roads that connect rural areas to major thoroughfares in order to encourage local traders to boost local economic activity. Likewise, access to basic services, health care, educational facilities, and social welfare are possible regardless of the mode of travel on the newly concreted road,” Oppura said.

Delivery of agricultural produce and other products is now easily transported to the public market, and traders reduce their transportation expenses, thus increasing their income, he added.