The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed at least nine road projects in Nueva Ecija, which it said, will ensure better mobility for better access to various agricultural communities in the province.
In his report to DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller A. Tolentino said the roads now connect the towns and barangays in Jaen and Rizal.
In Jaen, the the road project connected the far-flung Barangays of Dampulan, Pakul, San Pablo, San Vicente, and Santo Tomas to major road networks. The 1.95 kilometers newly-paved roads will benefit the residents in convenient access to the markets, schools and services.
Meanwhile, residents of four barangays of Rizal, an agricultural town, were the beneficiaries of P19.3-million worth of road projects completed by the DPWH Nueva Ecija First District Engineering Office.
Farmers of Barangays Aglipay, Casilagan, General Luna, and Maligaya are now benefitting from the 2.02 kilometers concrete road which give them big boost in agricultural economy and better access to basic services such as health, education, trade, and services.
“Residents now experience better connectivity in their communities that used to have unpaved rough roads which are susceptible to becoming muddy during heavy rains,” said Tolentino. (Jun Marcos Tadios)