THIS 1.63-kilometer paved road provides faster access between the Sitio Gadut sugarcane planting area and milling facilities in the town of Piat. — DPWH-R2
CONCRETING OF 12 roads around Cagayan province worth a total of P300 million have been completed in support of various agro-industries, the Department of Public Works and Highways Region 2 (DPWH-R2) reported. Cagayan 2nd District Engineering Office Engineer Lorna B. Asuten, in a statement, said the concreting of these former gravel roads will “hasten the transportation of agricultural produce and boost commercial activities.” Among the roads completed are in the following towns: Piat, which has sugarcane farms and milling facilities; Abulug for a squash noodles processing area and dragon fruit plantation; Sanchez Mira’s cacao plantations; Calayan Island for a coconut food processing area as well as agricultural and aquaculture sites. “Through this project, local traders and small scale entrepreneurs will be able to promote and market their products with faster mobility. It will also be easier for them to buy the materials they need for their business,” Ms. Asuten said. She added that 44 similar projects are lined up for implementation. These roads are undertaken in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry through the Convergence and Special Support Program.