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Road concreting project seen to boost mobility in remote Maasin villages

MAASIN CITY – The concreting of road in three remote villages of Bato 1, Bato 2, and Nati in Maasin City, Southern Leyte seen to enhance the movement of people, goods and services will be completed in early September.
The P16.71 million project is funded under the 2022 General Appropriations Act through the Sustainable Infrastructure Project Alleviating Gaps (SIPAG). The construction started on April 6, 2022 and has now achieved 60% physical accomplishment.
This road project is a two-lane concrete road with a length of at least 1.63 lane kilometer. The project’s program of work added 2.5 meters to both sides of the road making a total width of five meters with thickness of about 0.20 meters.
Other civil works on site include installation of drainage system and slope protection works.
“These remote villages have been enduring a poor road network which restricts the mobility of people, especially the residents here. So we build this road to address this issue and to stimulate economic activity as well as farming production in those rural communities,” said District Engineer Manolo A. Rojas.
This road concreting project aims to improve the conditions of local roads and connect these outlying areas to the city’s commercial hub in order to enhance local and regional productivity easing out bottlenecks in agriculture, trade, and tourism.
Bato 1, Bato 2, and Nati are some of the remote villages in Maasin City. Situated near the foot of the mountains, growth of agricultural business such as livestock and poultry-raising are the locals’ primary source of livelihood. (PR/FMMT)

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