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5.3 Kilometer Road Construction Project in Capoocan, Leyte

The construction of 5.3-kilometer road leading to Capoocan, Leyte’s remotest barangay commenced last Tuesday, after its ground-breaking rites last June 24, 2013. The road project aims to connect Barangay Balugo, the town’s innermost village to Barangay Visares.
 
According to Regional Director Eliasem Castillo of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the project costs P12.1-million which was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The farm-to-market road project is expected to be finished by December in contract with the Victoria Development and Construction Supply Corporation.
 
Sixty four agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from Barangay Balugo and 216 ARBs from Barangay Visares will benefit from the project in terms of marketing and delivery of products.
 
Barangay Kagawad Emma Mercolita states that once the project is completed, the ARBs will have lesser expenses and their products will be easily transported. At present, farmers have to pay P75 for every sack of farm products in hauling them to Barangay Visares. At the moment they walk four kilometers to adjacent Barangay Visares where they wait for a ride going to the town proper to transact business.
 
Mayor Federico Carolino Sr. thanked the Office of the President for shouldering sixty percent share of the local government unit (LGU) on the total project cost thru the National Government Assistance to LGUs (NGALGU) making the equity affordable for his municipality for the benefit of his constituents.
 
Sergio Apostol, Leyte Second District Representative was present during the groundbreaking ceremony and is glad with the development.

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