The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed nine road projects that will ensure better mobility and ease of transporting of agricultural products in the municipalities of Jaen and Rizal in Nueva Ecija to adjacent localities in the province.
DPWH Regional director Roseller Tolentino said the projects backstop a program for better access to various agricultural communities in Nueva Ecija.
In Jaen, the DPWH second district engineering office (DEO) finished the construction of roads connecting the Barangays of Dampulan, Pakul, San Pablo, San Vicente, and Santo Tomas to the town’s major road networks.
With 1.95 kilometers of newly-paved roads, Tolentino said residents can now experience faster travel, in sharp contrast to unpaved rough roads which become muddy after the rains.
Meanwhile, four agricultural barangays in Rizal are now beneficiaries of P19.3 million worth of road projects completed by the DPWH.
The farmers of Barangays Aglipay, Casilagan, General Luna, and Maligaya are now enjoying the 2.02 kilometers of concrete roads in their areas.
Aside from significantly boosting the agricultural economy, the paved roads also facilitate better access to basic services such as health, education, and trade in goods and services in and around the towns, the DPWH said.