DAVAO CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced recently that a 668-meter access road connecting coconut farmers to local communities has been completed.

(Photo courtesy of Department of Public Works and Highways)

In a statement on Sunday, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said the once rough road in the town of Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental is paved and will benefit the coconut farmers in two villages.

“Our coconut farmers from Barangay Silad and Barangay Mangga are now reaping the benefits of a newly-improved access road for the two barangays of Northern Mindanao known for its coco industry, copra drying, and oil milling facilities,” Villar said.  

DPWH Regional Office 10 Director Zenaida Tan said that the improvement of the access road has an allocation of P15-million.

The DPWH said the access road has a carriageway width of 6.70 meters and a 1.50-meter shoulder complete with canal and installation of cross drain.  

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/09/coconut-farmers-in-misamis-oriental-town-benefit-from-new-access-roads/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coconut-farmers-in-misamis-oriental-town-benefit-from-new-access-roads)