The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (SLDEO) has recently turned over to the community the newly completed Catmon farm-to-market road in Katipunan village, Silago, Southern Leyte.
The 30-million project includes the concreting of more than four-kilometer stretch of dusty and bumpy road into a two-lane concrete road similar to a national highway.
The project is under the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP), which was intended to reduce poverty and unemployment by providing better access from farm to the market.
Southern Leyte Assistant District Engineer Allan D. Eway expressed gratitude to DAR for entrusting the project to the district office.
“This makes us attain our mission to provide and manage quality infrastructure facilities and service to rural communities,” he added.
ARISP is a program of DAR that aims to eradicate poverty, improve and support agricultural economic status, help develop farmers’ agricultural product and initiate proper training for the agrarian reform communities.