Farmers in Ilagan City in Isabela province may soon have an easier time bringing their produce to markets, with a 3.45-km farm-to-market road being paved by the Department of Public Works and Highways.
The DPWH said the road, expected to be completed before end-June, will also provide a more comfortable traveling experience for farmers and motorists.
Isabela First District Engineer Evelyn Costales said the project in Barangay Lullutan, which leads to Quirino town, is part of the DPWH and Department of Agriculture’s convergence program (http://www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwh/news/13363).
She said the P28.1-million paving project is on the final phase of construction, “at 94.8 percent as of May 31.”
The DPWH has also completed a 2-km farm-to-market road improvement in Barangay San Antonio, Ilagan costing P9.85 million.
It involves the paving of Barangay San Antonio road from Cabiceria 22 to Cabiceria 10.
According to the DPWH, the two construction and improvement projects along local roads of Ilagan started this February and were funded under the 2018 General Appropriation Act (GAA).