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Residents of far-flung Bukidnon villages to benefit from DPWH road project

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 1 (PIA)–The economic lives of residents in far-flung villages in Bukidnon is seen to improve after the completion of the Damay-Kalabugao-Adtolawon Road of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-10.

Vinah Jeanne B. Maghinay, DPWH-10 regional information officer, said, during the “Ang Rehiyon Karon” radio program of the Regional Development Council (RDC)-X, a total of 48.76 KM or 75 percent was already completed based on the total project cost inclusive of road graveling, concreting, and bridge construction.

The two-lane road project with a length of about 65.01 KM and a contract amount of P4,030,068,000 started March 16, 2016.

Maghinay said the project will connect Agusan del Sur to Bukidnon and will boost more economic activities in Damay, Sumilao; and Kalabugao, Paganahan, Adtolawon in Impasug-ong, all in Bukidnon.

It is also expected to attract tourism development around the areas and provide accessibility to the Palm Oil Production Center in Kalabugao, Impasug-ong.

Maghinay said the project is in support of the whole-of-nation approach to improve the economic conditions in geographically-isolated and disadvantaged areas, conflict vulnerable areas, and conflict-affected areas.

This also fulfills the objective of DPWH to improve connectivity and mobility of road network in Mindanao, she added. (APB/PIA10)