BALANGA CITY (PIA) — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed two farm-to-market road (FMR) projects in the province of Bataan.
They are located in Alas-asin in Mariveles town and Cabog-cabog in Balanga City.
Bataan 2nd District Engineer Ulysses Llado disclosed that the 750-lineal meter Alas-asin FMR eases the burden of residents in transporting their products and at the same time lowers the operating and maintenance costs of their transport vehicles.
P9.95-million was allotted for the road development project.
“Farmers also expect better income due to the improved FMR as they can now deliver their produce to nearby markets at a lesser cost,” he added.
Moreover, the 852-lineal meter Cabog-cabog FMR connects the rural community to the main road thus ensuring safe and convenient travel to and from the farm areas of the barangay.
“A 1,035-lineal meter slope protection structure was also built to prevent road slips and embankment erosion, and at the same time help preserve the condition of the road,” Llado explained.
P14.925 million was earmarked for the two-lane concrete road.
Both FMRs were implemented under the convergence program of DPWH with Department of Agriculture. (CLJD-PIA 3)