Farmers and residents of Compostela Valley are the latest beneficiary of the P19.8-million farm-to-market road project, under the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) support services projects.
DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes recently turned over to the local government the 2.892-kilometer concreted road which covers three Barangays namely: Linoan, Dauman and New Visayas, all in Montevista, Compostela Valley Province.
De los Reyes said that the completion of the road project would pave the way for provision of other basic services of the government like health, technology and transportation assistance to the three barangays.
Some 6,000 residents of the three barangays can easily avail of those services now that the barangays are accessible.
In his speech, De los Reyes stressed the key role of the government to alleviate the lives of the Filipinos. “Unlike super heroes the government does not possess enough power to address the problems of every citizen.
“The mandate of President Aquino is to finish what is supposed to be finished before his term ends. Both national and local government units should work harmoniously for the common good of the people,” De los Reyes said.
In his acceptance message, Linoan Barangay Captain Joel B. Hara, said they are very happy and grateful for the realization of the project. He said that it is among the vital components that is badly need their community. “It’s a dream come true for us” He added.
The farm-to-market road was completed under the third phase of the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP III). The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) co-financed the project under its official development assistance program with the Philippine government.
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