ILOILO – A total of 14.92 kilometers of farm-to-market road in the hinterland barangays of Bongol, Tambal and Quipot in the municipality of Janiuay are up for concreting.
This project under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) also includes the construction of two bridges.
The project’s cost is P199,292,000; 10 percent of this – P20 million – would be shouldered by the provincial government, said Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr.
The bidding would start soon.
Residents of other hinterland villages adjacent to Bongol, Tambal and Quipot would also benefit from the road concreting, said Defensor.
“Sang una sang wala pa ang karsada, kon maghalin ka sa banwa sang Janiuay pakadto sa Barangay Quipot matabok ka sa anum ka suba,” according to the governor.
But having a rough barangay road is not enough, Defensor stressed, as residents were still having difficulty traveling and transporting their farm produce.
Concreting the road would end the villagers’ travel woes, said the governor./PN