A farm-to-market road project will be constructed soon in barangays Amdos and Manogtong in Ayungon town, Negros Oriental, under the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Development Social Services of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, a government press release said yesterday.
The 1.8-kilometer FMR in Amdos is worth P3.2 million, and the one in Manogtong, P1.9 million, and will benefit about 600 households, particularly farmers and their families, the press release also said.
The DSWD said the FMRs will give the farmers shorter route to transport their products such as bananas, corn, mangoes, coconut, sugarcane, and vegetables, to the market, that will save them time, money and effort.
Other projects to be implemented in Ayungon are the construction of the 30 linear meter foot bridge for elementary and high school students in the cluster barangays of Tampocon and Gumentoc; water system for the more than 265 households and adjacent two elementary schools in barangays Atabay and Kilaban; and the construction of a flood control system in Ilaya River, worth P2.7 million, for the 417 households in Poblacion, the press release said.
KALAHI-CIDSS is an anti-poverty community development program of the government, with financial support from the World Bank, the press release added.*
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