The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a 5.9-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) project in the municipality of Kadilingan, Bukidnon Province.
According to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, the completed the FMR project in the amount of P67-million is a convergence project of DPWH with the Department of Agrarian Reform - Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (DAR-MinSAAD) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
DAR-MinSAAD project aims to increase household incomes by enabling the farmers and their organizations to engage in more profitable income-generating activities, on a sustainable basis, through the provision of rural infrastructure and capacity building in the target settlement areas.
“This farm-to-market road was implemented to minimize the transportation and delivery cost of agricultural products, hence increasing the Kadilingan town's agricultural productivity and income of small-scale farmers,” said Secretary Villar.
The project involves the concreting of a 2-lane gravel local road traversing Barangay Cabadiangan to Barangay Matampay, Municipality of Kadingilan, Bukidnon.
The completed FMR was turned over by DPWH Bukidnon 2nd District Engineering Office to the municipality of Kadingilan last recently.