Province of Benguet

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Farmers to Benefit From Road Improvement in Kabayan

Over a hundred households in two sitios in Gusaran, Kabayan are reaping benefits from the recently improved Junction-Diboong-Bangao Provincial Road.

Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas said the Provincial Government funded the concreting of the said road in response to the needs of the locals who are mostly farmers.

“This used to be muddy and slippery. Vehicles would also get stuck because it was a bumpy road,” Wilma Lamirez, resident, said in a local language.

She added the used-to-be poor condition of the road was a major concern as it could cause damages to vehicles.

Farmers here plant carrots, cauliflowers, and cabbage among others.

The P5 million project is also beneficial for students attending primary and secondary schools in the community.

“Students are now happy to go to school because at least the road has been paved,” Lamirez said.

Last year, the Provincial Government also funded and implemented a project which included the construction of four slope protections along the same road to prevent landslide on identified slide-prone sections.