Farmers and residents will now feel the increase of local trade and productivity as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed a 1-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) project in Sta. Fe, Leyte.
The P4.58 million FMR project in Barangay Catoogan, Sta. Fe, Leyte is part of the convergence program between the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) and is funded under 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
According to Leyte 1st District Engineering Office (DEO) District Engineer Johnny M. Acosta, the concreting of the road will significantly help increase local trade and productivity, reduce transportation costs of farm products, and minimize income losses of farmers consequent to challenges in transportation.
“The road connects farm areas to farm roads ushering better mobility, increased productivity and accessibility for residents and farmers,” said Engineer Acosta.
The FMR road also gives better access to basic services such as health centers, schools, markets, and other facilities located in the municipality.