DPWH paves 2-km road to support seaweed farming in Palawan town

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Public Works Secretary Mark Villar assured the seaweed farmers of Dumaran, Palawan that a new road will be open by the end of the year to support their livelihood.

“Before the end of the year, seaweed farmers of Dumaran, Palawan will have a much better road going to and from seaweed plantations,” Villar said.

Villar made the statement citing DPWH Palawan 1st District Engineering Office’s (PFDEO) report on the ongoing construction of a 2.12-kilometer, 2-lane access road project that leads to seaweed plantations in Barangay Danleg, Dumaran.

“DPWH is now working on concreting the entire 2.12-kilometer local road in Barangay Danleg which is part of our convergence program together with the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) that aims to support small-scale entrepreneurs, most especially our local farmers,” said Villar.

The road project which started in 2018 involves the opening and construction of a 2-lane road that will hasten the delivery of seaweed products to other business centers in the island.

DPWH-PFDEO carried out the multi-year project with combined cost of P68.6 Million from the 2018 and 2020General Appropriations Act.