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.
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.