TRANSPORTATION and commerce are expected to improve for the residents and farmers in Barangay Imelda, Naval, following the completion of its P24-million farm-market road project.

“The completion of this new road means a cheaper fare and a safer and faster transport of farm-produced products to the market center,” said Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office chief Ferdinand Briones.

The road opening and concreting of a 1.2-kilometer two-lane road with construction of drainage will also give “faster access for tourists to visit Imelda Falls and residents will also enjoy a convenient travel.”

The project was implemented under its 2021 Department of Agriculture funding, which started on June 27, 2021 and was completed on November 08, 2022, the department said in a statement.

Meanwhile, another road concreting project was also implemented by DPWH-Biliran at Barangay Imelda.

The P23-million construction of the access road leading to Imelda Falls involves the road concreting of a 0.97-kilometer road, including drainage and slope protection.

According to Briones, the project is now on-going with 72 percent accomplishment as of November 30, 2022.

From its start date on February 21, 2022, the P23-million project has a target completion date on January 27, 2023. (SunStar Philippines)