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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Completed FMR eases transport of agricultural products, boost local economy in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY -- Farmers and residents of Barangays Antongalon and Basag in Butuan City are thankful to the Department of Public Works and Highways for the concrete farm-to-market road (FMR) that now eases the transport of their farm produce from the field to the market, and helps lessen their transportation costs. 

Butuan City District Engineering Office (BCDEO) District Engineer Jose Caesar A. Radaza said that the road project is a shorter and better access for the farmers as it crosses directly the rice fields traversing Purok 1B Barangay Antongalon to Barangay Basag with a total length of 1.125 kilometer connecting the highway at NRJ Agusan – Davao Road (Daang Maharlika), Butuan City. 

Regional Director Pol M. Delos Santos, echoing the instruction of Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, said that the DPWH will continue the Build Build Build program and will prioritize projects that can contribute immediately to the much-needed economic recovery.

“President BBM is prioritizing agriculture and we believe that this newly concreted FMR will boost the local economy and encourage the farmers to maximize their outputs all-year round”, RD Pol Delos Santos said.  

The FMR project was implemented by Butuan City District Engineering Office (BCDEO) under its FY 2021 GAA and has a contract amount of 16,878,867.15.  It started on August 25, 2021 and was declared completed on January 30, 2022. (DPWH Caraga/PIA Agusan del Norte)