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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

P325M farm-to-market road project in Pinukpuk soon to proceed

Updated: Jun 25

Tabuk City, Kalinga – All is set to commence one of the major road projects this year in Kalinga, particularly in the municipality of Pinukpuk as an essential requirement needed for the project has been satisfied.

The provincial government announced Wednesday, June 20, that the issuance of no objection letter was already confirmed by Department of Agriculture Francisco "Kiko" P. Tiu Laurel Jr for the improvement of the Pinukpuk Junction - Pakawit - Binansagan Farm-to-Market Road.

Governor James Edduba, Mayor Irving Dasayon, and other provincial officials personally visited the office of Laurel for the follow-up of said project.

The letter serves as an affirmation that there is available fund for the project thus procurement process could already start.

It will be funded by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Scale-Up initiative.

The provincial government, meantime, would contribute 10 percent of the total project amount as its counterpart.

The farm-to-market road project which is expected to benefit residents of three barangays in Pinukpuk spans 12.1 kilometers.

Once completed, it would shorten the travel time of its residents, allowing farmers to save transportation costs and reach markets promptly and efficiently.

The three barangays are known producers of corn, banana and other agricultural products.

Meanwhile, another road project which is the P206 million FMR in Pasil also awaits approval from Cordillera Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB).

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