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DPWH completes farm-to-market road in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro

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Farmers from Mamburao town in Occidental Mindoro will now be able to transport their products faste, thanks to the completion of the farm to market road (FMR) project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Secretary Mark Villar said

The farm to market road (FMR) project in Sitio Banakan, Barangay Tangkalan has been completed

Secretary Villar commended DPWH Region 4B Director Wilfredo S. Mallari for completing the 750-meter road project on-time located in Sitio Banakan, Barangay Tangkalan. He said that the project will improve the access of residents to social services and other facilities.

“Under the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA), a new 5-meter paved carriageway with 1.5-meter wide shoulder and gabions for slope protections was implemented by DPWH Region 4B, with a total cost of P9.5-million,” the department said in a statement.

Mang Estilito, a farmer fsrom Sitio Banakan, noted how the new road helped them trade agricultural commodities and livestock faster with neighboring communities.

“Before, we had to ride a ‘paraw’ (small boat) across the Mamburao river to reach other sitios; teachers and students had a hard time going to school because they have to pass along slippery road, especially during rainy season. We are thankful to DPWH for we now have faster and safer trips,” Mang Estilito was quoted as saying.

Villar said that his department is doing its best to improve accessibility in various parts of the country.

“We at DPWH are really working hard to provide more roads to improve accessibility and open new possibilities for our fellow Filipinos and promote inclusive national development,” said Secretary Villar.