Farmers of an Ifugao town need not tread rocky, uneven gravel anymore when transporting their produce to neighboring areas.
This, after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Sunday, Feb.28 the completion of the San Mateo – Alfonso Lista Diversion Road Project.
Based on a report submitted to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar by the DPWH Ifugao Second District Engineering Office, the two-kilometer section in Alfonso Lista, Ifugao now has greatly improved accessibility. This has enabled farmers to easily bring their products to the market.
The P47.5-million project funded under the 2020 General Appropriations Act involved road upgrading from gravel to concrete with slope protection and drainage provisions.
“By linking Ifugao to Isabela, this road will also help transport farm produce faster to nearby Region 2 and other parts of Luzon in support of our local farmers,” said Secretary Villar.
According to local folk in the area of Barangay Bangar, the newly-upgraded road enables them to go to the market faster compared to when the road was still rough and unpaved.