TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The concreting of two farm-to-market roads in Barangay Cabaruan is underway and once completed, will make it easier for farmers to transport their agricultural products and for residents to move around.
Located in Purok 1 and Purok 4, the road projects are partially open to traffic and are already greatly benefitting the residents in the rural barangay whose main livelihood is farming.
“Dakkel met a ti gin-awa ti mannalon. Idi ket marigatan da agiruwar ti produkto,” Kagawad Imelda Aniseto said, sharing that in the past, farmers and residents alike were challenged by rough and muddy road conditions.
Meanwhile, Kagawad Roland Pagel said the improvement of the two roads were prioritized as these were the busiest, serving as their primary access to the main road.
“Iti nasemento paylang gamin ket diay main road. [These are our] busiest roads, kasla main road metlang gamin dagituy nga kalsada and farm-to-market road metlang,” he said.
Aside from the ongoing road concreting projects, the City Engineering Office (CEO) finished last year the opening and widening of several roads going to residential areas.
“Adu paylang ti maop-open nga kalsada. Diay daduma ket one lane lang nga kailangan nga aramiden nga two-lanes,” Pagel said.
The developments being introduced in the barangay are under the mayor’s thrust to boost the agricultural sector.
The local chief executive has said that farmers were “the lifeblood of Tabuk” and has committed to improving the road network of the city’s rural barangays.
Based on a report from the CEO, the city government under Estrañero’s administration completed Php 9.2 million worth of infrastructure projects in Cabaruan in 2021 which include not only road constructions but also a streetlighting project and the construction of Cabaruan’s public gymnasium.
In 2022, the CEO targets to complete Php 13,000,000 million worth of road improvements in the barangay.