RESIDENTS of Barangay Sagrada in Minalabac, Camarines Sur has been reaping the benefits of the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) completed farm-to-market road (FMR) in their community.

According to Secretary Mark A. Villar, the improvement into concrete of the 1-kilometer FMR was implemented by DPWH Camarines Sur 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) from July to December 2020.

Secretary Villar, citing a report from District Engineer Ruben S. Santos, Jr., further explained that the road construction costing P12.44 million was sourced from Department of Agriculture’s (DA) fund for fiscal year 2020.

“The new road has been improving local mobility in the area resulting to increased income for farmers by providing a more effective road for transporting their products to market centers,” Villar said.

The time needed for people to reach basic services in their community such as educational, health, and business establishments was lessen by the convenience brought by the completion of the road project.

Secretary Villar added that the FMR has also provided locals a chance to access better employment and trade opportunities in and outside of their community.

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