APPROXIMATELY 561 residents Barangay Locotan in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental are now enjoying a more conducive and faster transport of goods and services with the newly concreted road implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Negros Occidental Third District Engineering Office.
District engineer Haydee Alunan said the project, in the amount of P11.28 million, funded under Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) program initiated by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP), involved concrete paving of 718 lineal meters of road, five-meter wide Portland Concrete Cement Pavement including pipe culverts and grouted riprap.
Alunan also said the project provides a better road network in isolated and vulnerable areas in Kabankalan City due to insurgency problems.
“This is one of the infrastructure projects implemented to lessen the insurgency cases in winning the long-lasting peace process anchored on Pamana program,” she added.
The road concreting project also promotes convergent delivery of farm products on the conflict-affected communities to ensure that they will not be left behind in the socio-economic development in the town.
In addition, residents of adjacent and nearby sitios will be more assured that the government is doing its best to cope with the needs of the affected communities by providing accessible roads, warranting the safety of the community in insurgency cases. (PR)