A FARM-TO-MARKET Road (FMR) project is set to be finished in April 2022 to open access to areas of Atok and Kabayan in Benguet.
Bankrolled by the Philippine Rural Development Project Trust Fund-Benguet, the project costs P230,964,000. About 69 percent of the project cost is culled from the World Bank, 22 percent from Provincial Government of Benguet, and nine percent from the Department of Agriculture Cordillera.
Department of Agriculture and Benguet officials conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for the improvement of the Km. 49 Ambakian farm-to-market road located in Atok and Kabayan, Benguet.
The Provincial Engineering Office is tasked to implement the project that includes road concreting, construction of retaining walls, and construction of drainage systems.
Meanwhile, Benguet caretaker Representative Eric Go Yap said more funds for infrastructure projects in the province is underway.
Yap, who was appointed as the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said funds will be requested form Department of Labor and Employment, which will provide assistance to those who lost jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Yap said more infrastructure projects for Benguet will also employ and aid those who lost their jobs especially from the hardest hit sector -- tourism.