Agricultural communities have been benefitting from the 3.42-kilometers of farm-to-market roads that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently constructed in the municipalities of Abucay and Dinalupihan in Bataan.
Citing reports from DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller A. Tolentino, DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan identified the newly-paved FMRs as the Barangay Salian Road and Barangay San Simon Road in Abucay and Dinalupihan, respectively.
The 2.33-kilometer Barangay Salian FMR boosts agriculture industry in Abucay town by allowing efficient transport of farm products to market centers all over the province of Bataan.
Aside from contributing to Abucay’s local economy, the Barangay Salain Road also bring convenience to residents as it reduces travel time while ensuring safer journey in and out of the community.
Meanwhile, the 1.09-kilometer FMR in Barangay San Simon resulted in improved mobility of people, products, and services in Dinalupihan town.
The Barangay San Simon FMR was constructed in two (2) different sections with 666-linear-meters of the road built under the project’s Section I and the remaining 427.83 linear meters concreted under Section II.
The P35.84-million road concreting projects implemented by DPWH Bataan First District Engineering Office (DEO) were part of the convergence program of the DPWH with the Department of Agriculture (DA).