Efforts to improve the economic condition of farming communities in Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte got a big boost as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) launched the rehabilitation of a farm-to-market road worth P5.35 million.
DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Moh Dassan J. Adju said the 850-meter road project would connect Poblacion to Barangay Diland.
Adju said farmers and residents found the subject road too narrow and rocky and vehicles often get stranded during wet season because of thick mud.”
“The construction of the road have already started. It will surely make transporting agri products faster. We also expect to improve trade and commerce once the road is completed,” Adju said.
“Roads are vital components in the department’s drive to spur rural development in agrarian reform communities,” Adju said.
Adju said that some 3,000 residents in the area, 133 of them are agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), are expected to benefit directly from this project.
The farm-to-market road is being implemented under the DAR's Bottoms-up Budget (BuB), Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) with some counterpart funds from the municipal government. (Soccorro Reambonanza)