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Various infra projects built at Sasmuan fish port for traders, fishers

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced the completion of various infrastructures at the fish port of Barangay Sta. Monica in Sasmuan town in Pampanga province.

The P6.7 million worth of projects were implemented by DPWH Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office, according to District Engineer Gregorio Audea Jr.

The projects involved the improvement of an existing 118.1-lineal meter access road, construction of a lined canal, and upgrading of the existing slab of a multipurpose building that serves as a local market for fish trade.

“Improving the access road leading to the fish port area will provide residents, motorists, as well as fish traders and buyers a safer and more convenient trip. Passers-by knew that before the road upgrade, this section becomes impassable especially during high tide,” Audea said.

Fisherfolk will now be able to utilize the improved fish port facilities which is expected to considerably boost their livelihood, according to a Philippine Information Agency report.

The district office has also installed street lights in the area to improve visibility at night and promote road safety, the report added.