NAVAL, Biliran, (DPWH-BDEO) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) has completed another Farm-Market Road (FMR) project in Brgy. Caucab, Almeria, Biliran.
The said project has a construction cost of P1M which involves concrete paving of 0.075km under year 2018 implementation.
In 2017, DPWH Biliran DEO has also completed two FMR projects in phase I and Phase II in the said barangay located in Sitio Palayan with a total concrete paving of 0.831km.
According to David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer, the place is abundant with coconut, abaca and rice (palay), that’s why said project is being prioritized.
“With the completion of FMR project, it will increase the agricultural productivity and income opportunities of farmers in Brgy. Caucab,” said Adongay.
He added that with adequate transportation, the cost of agricultural products will become lower.
“When agricultural products are lower in cost because of transportation, it will also improves the economic situation here in the province,” he said.
The project is expected to benefit more or less 1500 farmers and residence of the place. (cheqs)