Ilocos Sur gov’t, DA inaugurate farm to market road in Sinait

SINAIT, Ilocos Sur, Jan. 10 (PIA) – The provincial government of Ilocos Sur and the Department of Agriculture (DA) inaugurated the 6.18-kilometer rehabilitation of Tubigay-Baracbac-Nagcullooban Farm to Market Road (Sinait FMR) here recently.  
 
The Sinait FMR is the very first infrastructure proposal of the province of Ilocos Sur under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).
 
It has a total project cost of Php76,529,718 and will benefit 1,665 people within the rural influence area.
 
The FMR started on April 24, 2017 and was completed on November 14, 2019.
 
Meanwhile, the provincial government and the DA also led the groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction of the 15.48-kilometer rehabilitation of Pug-os-Nagcullooban Farm to Market Road (Cabugao FMR) in Cabugao town. 
 
The Cabugao FMR is the longest and largest implemented infrastructure subproject under the PRDP in the Ilocos Region.
 

CABUGAO FARM TO MARKET ROAD. The provincial government of Ilocos Sur and the Department of Agriculture lead the groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction of the 15.48-kilometer rehabilitation of Pug-os-Nagcullooban Farm to Market Road (Cabugao FMR) in Cabugao town. The Cabugao FMR is the longest and largest implemented infrastructure subproject under the Philippine Rural Development Project in the Ilocos Region. (photo courtesy of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur)


It has a total subproject cost of Php199,703,775.25 and is expected to service seven barangays.
 
Its target completion date is on December 16, 2021. 
 
The inauguration and groundbreaking ceremony were spearheaded by DA Secretary William Dar, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson, Ilocos Sur 1st District Representative Representative Deogracias Victor Savellano, and Ilocos Sur Sangguniang Panlalawigan Agriculture Committee Chair Efren Rafanan. 
 
Both FMRs directly support the mango commodity which is among the priorities under the PRDP and also benefit other commodities like rice, corn, and tobacco. 
 
The completed Sinait FMR and the ongoing Cabugao FMR are expected to increase the take-home income of farmers within the influence area given reduced transportation costs, reduced post-harvest losses, and increased accessibility. (JCR/AMB/PIA Ilocos Sur with reports from DA-RFOI)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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