Road project interlinks Carmen barangays
By Mai Gevera
Davao City (27 February) -- Coastal barangays in Carmen, Davao del Norte will soon be interlinked by the Department of Agriculture's Farm-to-Market Road Project and the Provincial Government's bridge construction.
Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario prioritized this road link to help farmers easily transport their farm produce to the market.
The provincial government is allocating about P26 million for the 4.4 kilometer road length covered in the said project. The DA is pouring in a P5.5 million counterpart for the rehabilitation and improvement of Tuganay-Taba section.
"This road project is expected to boost the income of residents from these three barangays Tuganay, Taba, and La Paz," he said.
These barangays of Carmen currently lack interconnection which burdens the residents high cost of transportation for their product delivery.
With the project, the said town will then be part of the economic loop connecting major cities in the province all throughout Bukidnon or Davao City.
These barangays produce rice, coconut, Cardaba, Cavendish, and fish.
Projects included along with the road construction are flatbed dryer, greenhouse, pressurized irrigation system, agri-water system and family drip system.
Del Rosario has recently shifted his priorities from upland development to coastal development observing most coastal communities lagging from the development chain. (PIA XI) [top]