By Betheena Unite
The reconstruction of five farm-to-market roads in Biliran province will be completed before the year ends, the Department of Public Works (DPWH) and Highways vowed Friday.
About 2.7 kilometers farm-to-market road projects are being concreted to connect several villages in the province.
The concreting of the roads, according to DPWH-Biliran district engineer David Adongay Jr., will boost agricultural productivity in the towns of Caibiran, Cabucgayan, Almeria, and Naval.
Farm-to-market projects include the concreting of 500-meter road to connect Barangay Matanggo to Sitio Patag in Barangay Tabunan, town of Almeria; 500-meter road in Sitio Canumay, Barangay Baso, town of Cabucgayan; 500-meter road in Sitio Libtong Gamay, Barangay Libtong, town of Naval, each amounting to P5 million.
Concreting works on a 500-meter road linking Barangay Kaulanguhan and Kawayanon in the town of Caibiran have already been completed, Adongay said. A total of P5 million was also spent to finish the project.
A 700-meter agriculture road from Barangay Haguikhikan to Sitio Rosales in the town of Naval will also be concreted with a P7-million budget. Adongay said it is funded under the FY 2016 Yolanda restructuring program.
A total of P27 million will be spent for the five road projects, funded under the 2018 Convergence Program of DPWH and the Department of Agriculture.
Farm-to-market roads are one of the priority projects of the department in the mountainous province of Biliran which can support various agricultural crops such as rice and other high-value crops traditionally grown in cool highlands, Adongay said.