₱28.2-million farm-to-market roads in Guimaras

Published September 16, 2021, 2:47 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has finished concreting three different farm-to-market roads (FMRs) in the island province of Guimaras.

“With these concrete roads, farmers can easily transport their agricultural products from farms to the market at a lower cost, hence, saving travel time and earning more to support the needs of their families,” said DPWH-6 Regional Director Lea N. Delfinado.

The combined ₱28.2-million road projects are located in the towns of Jordan, Nueva Valencia and Sibunag.

One of the three-farm-to-market roads that have been concreted in a project by DPWH in Guimaras province. (DPWH-Guimaras District Engineering Office/Manila Bulletin)

Engr. Rhodora B. Nuñal, chief of DPWH-Guimaras District Engineering Office, echoed Delfinado saying that the three roads can provide a more efficient way of transporting goods and services even to and from remote areas.

The FMR for Jordan town is located in Alaguisoc village. The ₱9.45-million project involves concreting of a two-lane road with the length of 627 lineal meters.

The ₱9.3-million FMR in Sibunag town is in Alegria village. It involves concreting of a 562-lineal meter road that has two lanes.

The FMR for Nueva Valencia is located in San Roque village. The ₱9.45-million project includes concreting of a two-lane road with a length of 548 lineal meters.