By CHELSEA C. QUIJANO
May 5, 2016
BILIRAN – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) -Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) is fortunate to implement six Farm-Market Road Projects (FMR) amounting to P42M funded by the Department of Agriculture (DA) under the FY 2016 General Appropriation Act (GAA). This is revealed by Acting Chief of Planning and Design Section, Engr. Rosario B. Rosete during their meeting with BDEO Planning and Design Engineers on April 29, 2016.
The six FMR projects are the Opening of Brgy. Mapuyo - Palayan ng Bayan FMR, Brgy. Mapuyo, Kawayan, Biliran – P10M; Concreting of Caucab to Sitio Palayan FMR, Brgy. Caucab, Almeria, Biliran (Phase II) – P10M; Concreting of Brgy. Canila FMR, Biliran, Biliran – P6M; Concreting of Cabibihan to Victory FMR, Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran – P4M; Concreting of Tabunan-Matanggo-Caucab FMR, Brgy. Tabunan, Almeria, Biliran – P5M, and Concreting of Brgy. Bunga-Sitio Capayas FMR, Brgy. Bunga, Cabucgayan, Biliran – P7M.
According to Engr. Rosete, the six FMR projects are already under the Preliminary and Detailed Engineering which includes the conduct of survey/ site investigation, designing, preparation of plans, and programming.
Farm to Market Road projects is one of the priorities of the Department of Agriculture to provide access from the interior Barangays going to the National Roads of the District. This roads will pave the way for local settlers to access places in the province that are hard to reach and at the same time allow farmers to transport their farm products to market centers with ease.