RPCO 8 conducts groundbreaking ceremony of the P129M worth FMR in Samar

Created on Tuesday, 14 February 2023 Published Date
Despite the inclement weather brought by Typhoon Paeng, the Philippine Rural Development Project RPCO 8 of the Department of Agriculture successfully conducted the groundbreaking ceremony of the Brgy. Hinugacan-Villahermosa Farm-to-Market Road in Gandara, Samar.
“Yana nga adlaw mahinungdanon gud ha aton kay finally, finally magstart na in inga kalsada tikang Hinugacan-Villahermosa Farm to Market Road (This day is very memorable for us because finally the construction of this Brgy. Hinugacan to Brgy. Villahermosa Farm to Market Road is about to start),” Hon. Sharee Ann Tan, Governor of the Province of Samar exclaimed.
She shared that this project has long been awaited by the covered municipalities since it was proposed in 2017. “The project of PRDP is very tedious. Grabe an dokumento namon nga paghihimuon. I know that there were glitches and some problems along the way while we were processing the documents especially nga nag-agi kita han pandemya nakurian kami han pagfollow-up (PRDP project is very tedious. We had to process a lot of documents. I know that there were glitches and some problems along the way while we were processing the documents especially that we experienced this pandemic which made it difficult for us to follow-up),” she said.
This FMR has a total length of 9.9 kilometers and will benefit three municipalities in the province, namely, Gandara, Tarangnan and Pagsanghan which has a total agricultural area of 4,553 hectares. These municipalities are seen with good potentials in agriculture that are suited for various commodities such as rice, corn, vegetable, sweet potato, cassava, gabi, banana, and coconut.
RED Angel Enriquez, RPCO 8 Project Director encouraged the community members that as the construction begins they can personally monitor the progress of the construction, as this could also help in the success of the project.
“We are really looking forward that through the help of this project, this could really change the lives of the farmers, not just the farmers but most especially the economic status of the communities. And we are really hoping for Samar to finally produce their own vegetables,” she said.
She emphasized that one of the priorities of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., who is also the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture are farm to market roads because he believes that agriculture will be fully developed if there will be more investments on agri-infrastructures.
RED Enriquez also extended her gratitude to the Provincial Local Government Unit of Samar to make this project possible. “This may take months before we finally enjoy the benefits of this project, but we are a step ahead to achieve it. May this be a start of something fruitful not just for our farmers but for every Samarnon who are set to prosper through the help of this farm to market road,” she expressed.
Also present in the said activity were Cong. Stephen James Tan of the 1st District of Samar and some of the Local Chief Executives who came to witness and show their support for the said project.###
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