The concreting of a local road in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo is now completed paving the way for a better and easier access to social, health, economic and other government services.

Implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Iloilo 4th District Engineering Office, the P9.8-million project included the construction of -two-lane Portland Concrete Cement Pavement (PCCP) road from Bangga Boling to Sitio Camp Site, with the length of 862.8 lineal meters, a press report from DPWH 6 said.

According to the media release, residents and farmers of Barangay Cadagmayan Norte and the neighboring upland communities in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo can now easily deliver their products from farms to the market with the concreting of the local road.

Citing the report of District Engineer Mario G. Soriano, Regional Director Nerie D. Bueno explained that the paved road provides residents with easier and more

comfortable access to social, health, economic and other government services.

“With this concrete road, government services can reach even the remote areas in this central part of Iloilo and people from the upland communities can easily access educational, social and health facilities in the town and the neighboring Iloilo City,” said Bueno.

She added that with the improved road, it will help the local government unit in reaching even the remote areas in order to provide necessary programs and services for the benefits of the people.

On the other hand, Soriano said that the paved road traverses along rice fields and other agricultural lands, hence, its improvement will greatly benefit the people in the far-flung areas, especially rice and vegetable farmers, and animal raisers.

“With this concrete road, we are hopeful that our farmers can easily transport their products from farms to the market, which could eventually help alleviate their economic condition,” said Soriano.

DPWH continues to implement significant road projects that will connect rural communities to main thoroughfares for faster transportation and easy access to basic government services.JBG/DPWH6/laf/PIA6-Iloilo