farm-to-market roads to improve trade in Leyte towns
DPWH 2nd LED
May 31, 2019
LA PAZ, Leyte – The
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte second district
engineering office has recently completed seven farm-to-market road
projects meant to improve road access and trade in three Leyte
These projects include the
concrete paving of Brgy. Calaghusan to Caltayan and Brgy. Cogon to
Buracan roads both in La Paz budgeted at P5 million each, Brgy.
Tigbao to Romualdez road in Dulag worth P6 million, and four
farm-to-market (FMR) roads in Mac Arthur; Brgy. Casuntingan to
Osmeña, Brgy. Liwayway to Danao, Brgy. Sta. Isabel and Brgy. Gen.
Luna roads with a total worth of P21 million.
According to Gerald
Pacanan, the completion of these projects would increase
agricultural productivity, income opportunities, and provide easier
access to basic social services such as health centers and
educational facilities to these communities.
“These concreted roads
will help our hardworking farmers transport their farm products to
commercial areas easier. Eventually, it will improve the overall
economic progress of these towns,” he said.
For 2018, the district is
tasked to implement a total of eight FMR roads with a total length
of 4.2761 kilometers, of which one is still ongoing. FMR projects is
funded under the convergence program of the DPWH and the Department
of Agriculture that aims to promote inclusive growth and poverty
reduction in the country’s hard to reach areas through better road