The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recently completed a road improvement project that now benefits locals, especially farmers in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.
In a report to Secretary Roger G. Mercado, DPWH Regional Office 13 Director Pol M. delos Santos said that with an allocation of P47 million, the DPWH Agusan del Norte District Engineering Office paved a 1.3-kilometer gravel road in the city’s Barangay Mabini connecting to Barangay Malingin.
“The Mabini-Malingin Road is now a 2-lane concrete road with width of 6.1 meters and one (1) meter shoulder on both sides. This route used to be dusty during dry season and muddy during rainy season,” said Director delos Santos.
Prior to construction, motorists are avoiding to travel the area, particularly during rainy days in fear that their tires will be stuck in deep mud. The road condition also forced locals and farmers to travel by foot just to sell their agricultural products to market centers.
The road completion will further increase economic opportunities, especially in agriculture which is the main source of income and commerce of the residents.
“Providing an improved road where it matters most is a profound accomplishment, indicative of the agency’s mission and President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s legacy of “comfortable lives for all Filipinos,” added Director delos Santos.