Farmers and residents are now reaping the benefits of a farm-to-market road completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) at Barangay Canupong, Gutalac, Zamboanga del Norte.
Based on a report submitted by DPWH Zamboanga del Norte 2nd District Engineer Romeo A. Sadalaga, Secretary Mark A. Villar cited that the P6-million FMR project involves the construction of a 380-meter road with 5-meter wide carriageway and 20-centimeter thick concrete pavement.
“This road hastens the mobilization and transportation of locals’ farm produce to market centers in the city, thus improving socio-economic activities in the area,” said Secretary Villar.
The FMR also serves as safer and faster route for around 3,600 locals going to and from the Barangays of Canupong, Panganuran, Bayanihan and Tipan.
“We hope to provide more farm-to-market roads in Zamboanga del Norte which has devoted most of their lands for planting agricultural products such as banana, corn, coconut, sugarcane, and palay,” added Secretary Villar.