Farmers in two (2) rural areas of Isabela can now utilize newly-concreted roads for better mobility and delivery of their farm produce to bigger markets.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Isabela 2nd District Engineering Office constructed the 2-lane roads in Isabela’s Luna and Malig Towns, in convergence with the Department of Agriculture.
DPWH Secretary Roger G. Mercado said that the completed project in the town of Luna is located in Barangay Harana stretching 1.31 kilometer. DPWH allocated an amount of P11 Million for its implementation.
The other project completed is a 927 meter-FMR in Barangay San Ramon, Malig Town. An amount of P11.6 Million was spent for this road improvement.
“Road concreting projects in rural areas bring the most benefit to our small-scale farmers as these can directly link agricultural lands to major market centers. An improved road also allows safer and faster access of rural communities to schools, hospitals, and industries for employment,” said Secretary Mercado.