December 11, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) sets to finish paving a total of 2.7-kilomer Farm-Market Road (FMR) projects before the year ends if weather permits.
According to David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer, FMR projects are considered high impact projects because it opens opportunities for the farmers to earn more and residents to have a safe and convenient travel.
“Better roads provide an adequate transportation and with adequate transportation, it lower the cost of goods,” said Adongay.
Adongay added that when goods are lower in cost because of transportation, it will also improve the economic situation of the place.
Under 2018 Convergence Program of DPWH and the Department of Agriculture (DA), the district office has been allotted P27M for the concreting of five FMR projects that will help farmers boosts their agricultural productivity.
Out of the five projects, one is already completed while four are still on-going with an accomplishment of 63.64% accomplishment as of November 30, 2018.
The district office has recently completed the concreting of 500-meter FMR to connect Barangay Kaulanguhan to Kawayanon in the town of Caibiran amounting to P5M.
Projects underway are the concreting of 500-meter FMR to connect Barangay Matanggo to Sitio Patag in Barangay Tabunan in the town of Almeria amounting to P5M, concreting of 500-meter FMR Sitio Canumay in Barangay Baso in the town of Cabucgayan amounting to P5M, concreting of P500-meter FMR Sitio Libtong Gamay, Barangay Libtong in the town of Naval amounting to P5M and concreting of 700-meter FMR Sitio Jumetilco, Barangay Imelda to Sitio Balic-Balic, Barangay Lico in the town of Naval amounting to P7M.
Meanwhile, the district office has also recently completed the concreting of 700-meter FMR Barangay Haguikhikan to Sitio Rosales in the town of Naval amounting to P7M. This project is funded under FY 2016 Yolanda Restructuring Program.