The construction of two farm-to-market roads (FMR) in Bataan province is seen enabling farmers to easily transport their produce to consumers and markets, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The two projects implemented by the Bataan first district engineering office are under the DPWH-Department of Agriculture (DA) convergence program, the Philippine Information Agency report.
According to District Engineer Erlindo Flores Jr., the newly-completed infrastructures were the 1.09-kilometer farm-to-market road in Barangay San Simon in Dinalupihan town, and the 2.33-kilometer farm-to-market road in Barangay Salian in Abucay town.
Flores said the implementation of farm-to-market road projects was among the priority programs of the Marcos administration to boost the country’s agricultural sector.
“Farm-to-market roads are essential in helping farmers achieve their growth potential. These agricultural infrastructures will allow them to efficiently transport their products to major markets in and outside of Bataan,” he said in a statement.