A 1.3-kilometer farm-to-market road project was completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways in Barangay Balacad, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, providing farmers and residents with improved access.
DPWH Region 1 Director Ronnel Tan reported to Secretary Manuel Bonoan and Undersecretary Eugenio Pipo, Jr. that the project completed on schedule by DPWH Ilocos Norte First District Engineering Office will provide a faster and more convenient transport for locals.
Funded under the 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA) in the amount of P20-million, it involved construction of a two -lane paved road with stone masonry and slope protection.
“Solar LED lights were also installed along the road project to improve road visibility and promote safety for residents at night.”
According to DPWH Ilocos Norte First District Engineer Glenn Miguel, solar LED lights were also installed along the road project to improve road visibility and promote safety for residents at night.
“The completion of this new road is another testament of DPWH’s commitment to support the local economy by providing farmers with better options to transport their agricultural products to the local market,” Tan concluded.