Widened road in Carmen, Cotabato brings faster travel, economic growth

Friday, March 6, 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office (DEO) recently completed the widening from two (2) lanes to four (4) lanes of the Bukidnon-Cotabato Road benefitting residents in Barangay Aroman in Carmen, Cotabato.

According to DPWH Cotabato 1st DEO District Engineering Eliseo L. Otoc, a total of 2.44 kilometers of road has been added through the widening project that also included the construction on both sides of paved shoulder, drainage, and a turn-out on a portion of the road.

“Aside from providing locals a more convenient and faster commute, the wider road also facilitates better efficiency in delivering services which are important in achieving economic growth in the area,” said District Engineer Otoc.

The P58.79-million project, funded under the 2019 Regular Infrastructure Program, started road works in July 2019 and was completed within its target completion in February 2020.