Diversion Road Upgrade Aids Farmers in Ifugao

Sunday, February 28, 2021

The completion of the San Mateo – Alfonso Lista Diversion Road Project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has facilitated faster and more convenient travel for residents, especially farmers, from the town of Alfonso Lista, Ifugao.

Based on a report submitted to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar by the DPWH Ifugao Second District Engineering Office, the 2-kilometer section in Alfonso Lista has greatly improved accessibility and is now enabling farmers to easily bring their products to the market.

According to a common folks in the area of Barangay Bangar, the newly-upgraded road enables them to go to the market faster compared to when the road was still rough and unpaved.

The P47.5-million project funded under the 2020 General Appropriations Act involved road upgrading from gravel to concrete with slope protection and drainage provisions.

“By linking Ifugao to Isabela, this road will also help transport farm produce faster to nearby Region 2 and other parts of Luzon in support of our local farmers,” said Secretary Villar.