P38-M Road Gives Hope To Boholano Farmers

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Ph locator bohol aliciaA P38.13-million worth of farm-to-market road in the municipality of Alicia in Bohol inspires agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) to work harder in  their farms now that they are  assured that their agricultural products can be delivered with relative ease to various markets and trade centers.

The ARBs from Del Untaga Procayacap agrarian reform community (ARC) said the more they produce the higher the profits to come. “Our harvests used to rot because of our problem with roads, especially during rainy season. We don’t think that it would be our concern now,” they said.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Grace Fua said the improved 5.97-kilometer road connecting the barangays of Progreso, Cambaol, Cayacay, and Napo to the town proper is expected to boost the economic conditions of ARBs in the said province.

“This road was crumbling and impassable that’s why we construct a concrete pavement at some critical sections, a 10.2 linear meters reinforced concrete box culvert and a 21 linear meters reinforced concrete deck girder bridge for the safety of the travelers, particularly the farmers, who transport their agricultural goods,” Fua said.

The ARBs from Del Untaga Procayacap agrarian reform community (ARC) said the more products they yield, the higher the profits to come. “Our harvests used to rot because of our problem with roads, especially during rainy season. We don’t think that it would be our concern now,” they said.

The farm-to-market road is implemented under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase III (ARISP3). It’s primary goal is to reduce poverty through provision of rural infrastructures such as irrigation facilities, farm-to-market roads, post-harvest facilities, and rural water supply systems.