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Road works to Leyte agri areas underway

Leyte agri areas

October 22, 2018

CARIGARA, Leyte – The P42 million worth of Farm to Market Road (FMR) projects through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second District Engineering Office implemented is now underway.

In partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA), the said project involves concrete paving of eight (8) farm to market roads in agricultural areas to help locals transport products to market towns.

District Engineer Carlos G. Veloso reported that as of September, the project worth P6 million was already completed in Brgy. Tigbao connecting to Brgy. Romualdez in Dulag, Leyte.

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 Mac Arthur, Leyte; Brgy. Calaghusan connecting to Brgy. Caltayan, and Brgy. Cogon connecting to Brgy. Buracan, La Paz, Leyte; and another road worth P5 million has Not Yet Started (NYS) in Brgy. San Agustin, Dulag, Leyte.

Completion of FMR 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.