The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has delivered the completion of a concrete access road and farm-to-mill road in the upland town of Moises Padilla and the city of Himamaylan, Negros Occidental.
DPWH Negros Occidental 2nd District Engineering Office has finished the concrete paving of a 920-lineal meter, 2-lane access road in Barangay San Benito, Moises Padilla.
Besides providing locals and visitors a faster and safer transportation access going to Kaitulari Ecopark in Barangay Guinpana-an, the newly-improved road also serves as an alternate route going to neighboring towns and other tourist spots in the town.
DPWH Region 6 Director Nerie D. Bueno mentioned that farmers in the uplands also reap the benefits of the concrete road as it allows them to better transport their products to the market using 4-wheeled hauling vehicles instead of manually carrying them or through animal-driven carriage.
Construction works on the access road project was undertaken in convergence with the Department of Tourism (DOT) costing P19.9 million.
Likewise, a 312-meter FMR stretching from Barangay Cabadiangan to Barangay Mambagaton, Himamaylan City was concreted to support sugarcane farmers.
“With the concrete paving of the road, the local communities especially farmers now experience a safer and more convenient transport of products to neighboring cities and towns as they no longer have to travel on muddy unpaved roads,” said Director Bueno.
Constructed in the amount of P5.1 million, the project involves portland cement concrete paving with shoulders and slope protection along selected portions.