A recently completed farm-to-market road (FMR) project by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) now enables better access to the Municipality of San Ildefonso in Bulacan, also known as Bulacan’s “vegetable basket”.
DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, based on a report by DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller A. Tolentino, said that the concrete paving of 5.26 kilometers of road provided the local farmers improved access to market.
“Local farmers are benefitted with agricultural products delivered at a lower transport costs and reduced post-harvest losses by utilizing more convenient route to market centers in San Ildefonso and nearby towns,” said Secretary Bonoan.
The newly-paved FMR, which traverses Puroks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and Sitio Tulay na Patpat in Barangay Basuit, solved the long-standing problem of unpaved, muddy, and dusty roads residents had to endure in the past.
Implemented by the DPWH Bulacan Second District Engineering Office (DEO) under District Engineer George D.C. Santos, the project had a total cost of P38.6 million funded from the 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA).