Farm-to-market road in Cagayan to be completed before August
The rehabilitation of Iraga-Bayabat farm-to-market road (FMR) — with bridges sub-project — under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is expected to be completed before its target date in August.
This was assured by Cagayan Provincial Project Management Implementing Unit (PPMIU) through its head, Provincial Agriculturist Pearlita Lucia Mabasa.
The P203-million project started in March last year and is expected to be completed on August 7, 2018.
The 20.25-kilometer project is a sub-project of the Cagayan Dairy Enterprise, the province’s primary enterprise.
The road will traverse various barangays including Iraga in Solana; Nangalasuan, Cordova, San Juan, Annafatan, Palayag, Pacac Pequeno, Masical, and Bayabat in Amulung.
It is expected to benefit some 26,711 individuals and about 5,654 households in both municipalities.
“It is expected that by August of this year, thousands of farmers and other Cagayano families in the towns of Solana and Amulung will finally reap the benefits of the FMR that has been funded by World Bank, the Department of Agriculture and the Provincial Government of Cagayan under the PRDP. However, with its fast-paced, quality construction the road is expected to be opened to end-users even before the expected date,” Mabasa said.
Mabasa said that a good partnership of the Provincial Government of Cagayan as procuring entity with the contractor of the project is one of the factors that usher in smooth implementation of the Iraga-Bayabat construction.