By Betheena Kae Unite
A couple of rural road projects in Ilagan City are underway in a bid to improve the livelihood of farmers in those parts of Isabela province, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.
“Residents, especially the farmers from rural areas in the City of Ilagan, will soon enjoy easier and faster transportation of their agricultural produce as the DPWH-Isabela First District Engineering Office (DPWH-IFDEO) is currently implementing various road concreting projects in this town,” the agency said in a statement.
The paving of the road section in Barangay Pasa, which spans 1,228 linear meters, has been completed.
The 4,815 meter long road project in Barangay San Antonio, on the other hand, is about 42 percent complete as of this month, according to District Engineer Evelyn Costales.
The district engineer added that “the road concreting projects aim to provide safer and quicker mobility for the residents and the farmers easing their effort in harvesting of crops and transferring it to commercial areas in the city.”
The paved roads will also improve the accessibility of basic services to the residents living in these areas.
Both projects, the agency said, were begun during the third quarter of the year and were funded under the DPWH Regular Fund for CY 2019 for concreting of local roads. Both road sections are expected to be opened to traffic before the year ends.