Faster delivery of agricultural goods and services can be expected by local farmers as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completes the construction of four (4) farm-to-market roads (FMRs) in the city of Calbayog in Samar.
With a combined appropriation of P20-million, completed projects involve the concreting of a total of 1.44 kilometers of roads in Barangays of Cabunga-an and Sitio Mactang in the town of Santo Niño; San Luis and Pange in Tarangnan; Santo Niño and Macugo in Gandara; and Can-ipulan and Panaruan in Santa Margarita.
According to Region 8 Director Edgar Tabacon, the newly-concreted roads facilitate farmers’ direct access to neighboring barangays and their respective Poblacions for trading.
Before the project, farmers and residents in mentioned barangays had to endure walking on uneven and rocky ground to deliver their products.
“With the improved farm-to-market roads, travel time and transport cost for agricultural products will be reduced by as much as 50%,” said Director Tabacon.