Agri office completes road projects

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Saturday, August 23, 2014


THE Department of Agriculture recently completed the concreting of two farm-to-market-roads worth P10 million boosting the livelihood of farmers in two municipalities in Zamboanga Peninsula region.

DA Regional Information Officer Maria Melba Wee said the farm-to-market-roads concreting projects were implemented through the DA-Support to Emergency Livelihood Assistant Project-2 (DA-Selap 2)

Wee said one of the two projects, which is a one-kilometer road worth P5 million, linked the villages of Calades and Lamboyugan in the town of Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay.

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Wee said the completion of the project provided an easy access to the 250 hectares of farmland in the area thereby lowering the hauling cost in transporting goods to the market.

Wee said the second project also worth P5 million connected the villages of Mansanas and Nemeño in the municipality of Josefina, Zamboanga del Sur.

It will provide easy access to 300 hectares of farm planted to rice, corn, cassava and coconuts, according to Wee.

She said the road will also benefit the teachers and students of Leonardo National High School who commute daily.

The concreting of the farm-to-market-road project will lessen the hauling cost from P50 per sack to P20-30 per sack of farm produce and will shorten the travelling time from one hour to 20 minutes.

The transport of farm produce to the market will no longer depend on the weather condition since the road is now passable even during rainy days, she said.

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