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DPWH sees farm-to-market roads to increase local trade in Cagayan

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – More opportunities for local trade and productivity have been made available after the completion of eight farm-to-market roads (FMR) in Cagayan, says Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

In a report, Mark Villar, Secretary of DPWH said that the roads will improve delivery of farm produce to trading centers, provide better access to basic social services such as schools and health centers, and reduce transport costs and travel time by fifty percent.

“Considering the anticipated improvements in the delivery of basic goods and services, the FMRs will be crucial in the economic development of Cagayan,” Secretary Villar said.

The FMRs are found in Barangay Fabrica and Barangay Logac in Municipality of Lallo, Barangay Luga-Sitio and Barangay Alucao in Municipality of Sta. Teresita, Barangay Baybayog in Municipality of Alcala, Barangay Cabanbanan Sur-Rebecca and Barangay Flourishing in Municipality of Gonzaga, and Barangay Santor-Hacienda Intal and Barangay Imurung in Municipality of Baggao.

According to the report, the projects were funded under the 2018 Convergence Program of DPWH with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and was implemented by the DPWH Cagayan First District Engineering Office.




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