DA turns over farm-to-market road to Kalinga beneficiaries

TANUDAN, Kalinga Feb. 28 (PIA) -- The long-awaited road that would improve the mobility of people, goods, and services and provide market access to farmers in this town was recently turned over to the beneficiaries.


Roy Abaya, project director of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), led the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the Banneng-Gombowoy farm-to-market road after it was blessed by Fr. Feliciano Agatep. The turn-over ceremony was also witnessed by local officials led by Gov. Jocel Baac, Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang, and the beneficiaries, including elderly who have long hoped for a concrete road.

The project costing P130.6 million and funded under the PRDP, involves concreting of 13-kilometer road stretch to directly benefit 673 households in four barangays of Tanudan.

Abaya said it is not how long or how much the project is but rather what the community gain from the project and how it changes to better the standard the life of beneficiaries with additional income from expanded production thereby increasing their income.

Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Regional Executive Director Narciso Edillo said the completion of the Banneng-Gombowoy FMR is warmly welcomed because it proves that the Duterte Administration is sincere and serious on its commitment to rural development.

The province has cornered the biggest investment from DA-CAR, Edillo said as he appealed to the officials and the communities for their continued vigilance in the pursuit of excellence in rural development. Peter A. Balocnit (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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