The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recently turned over two farm-to-market roads (FMRs) worth P17.8-M to increase farm productivity and improve trade and commerce of farmers’ harvests in Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya.
Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson said the improvement of Mangayang road with a length of 695.31 meters is expected to improve the mobility of people and ease the transport of farm products of the Palabotan Agrarian Reform Community.
She said the Mangayang road cost about P3.75 million and is connected to another DAR-initiated Dalihan road project measuring 1,268.62 meters length and worth P14 million.
Ayson said the FMRs support the agri-business, livelihood and domestic activities of over 1,847 residents of Brgys. Canabay, Carolotan, Palabotan & Mangayang.
DAR implemented the projects under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Program (ARISP) Phase III, with the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Dupax Del Sur Mayor Basconcillio Jr. thanked DAR for its contribution to farmers’ lives in their municipality.