The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a road network that will provide access seven organic vegetable-producing barangays in Alimodian, Iloilo.
DPWH Sec. Manuel Bonoan said the new 1.358-kilometer road in Barangay Manasa will spare local farmers in the the uplands of Alimodian town from long walk from farms to the market.
“The new 1.358-kilometer road in Barangay Manasa provides an alternate route to “Seven Cities” which is composed of seven organic vegetable-producing barangays in the municipality of Alimodian,” said Bonoan.
“This concrete road offers vital road contribution towards economic development and growth in the highlands of Alimodian and neighboring towns as it facilitates hastened delivery of vegetables and other agricultural products,” he added.
Bonoan said road project is also expected to boost tourism development in Central Iloilo, saying it provides locals and visitors better access to agri-tourism sites such as Bucari Pine Forest and Waterfalls located in the town of Leon, which is dubbed as the “Little Baguio of Iloilo”.
The project has P75.25 million fund allocation from the Local Infrastructure Program (LIP) which was divided into two sections.
Section 1 covers the concreting of 740-lineal meter portland concrete cement pavement (PCCP) while section 2 comprises the construction of 618-lineal meter PCCP and 60-meter pre-stressed concrete girder (PSCG) bridge.