The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is implementing two (2) farm-to-mill road (FMR) projects that is seen to benefit sugarcane farmers in the municipality of Don Carlos, Province of Bukidnon.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that DPWH Bukidnon 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO), in coordination with the Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA), is paving a total of 3.23-kilometers of barangay road in the villages of Bocboc-Kiara and Maraymaray.
“With funding allocation of P60.9 million coming from the SRA, we are concreting 2.24-kilometers of bumby gravel road in Barangay Bocboc-Kiara and 985 linear meters in Barangay Maraymaray to improved productivity of sugarcane industry workers,” said Secretary Villar.
“The improvement of these FMRS and other local roads in the country is among the priorities of our Department as these projects bring significant impact in the economy of rural areas and create a conducive environment for inclusive growth and social mobility, added Secretary Villar.
District Engineer Liberato S. Tan Jr. of DPWH Bukidnon 2nd DEO said the FMRs in Don Carlos, which started in February 2019, are planned for completion before the end of the year.