Considering the importance of adequate infrastructure facilities especially in highly agricultural areas to assure the immediate delivery of farm products to market areas, the Department of Public Works and Highways reported the completion of 104 infrastructure projects in Cagayan Valley Region.
DPWH Undersecretary Romeo S. Momo said that at the end of the second quarter the DPWH Region 2 Office has already completed a total of P 1.656 Billion worth of various infrastructure facilities such as road concreting, widening, farm-to market roads, multi purpose buildings and flood control structures.
"The Cagayan Valley region is one of the major sources of rice, corn, sugarcane, peanut and sweet potato and for this reason it is important to improve its existing infrastructure facilities as it does not only increase the profit of local farmers but also contributes to our country's effort alleviate poverty" Momo added.
DPWH Region 2 Director Eugenio Pipo said that the projects budget allocation is distributed among their district offices as follows: Batanes District Engineering Office with P86.3 Million (7 projects); Cagayan First District Engineering Office with P58.9 million; Cagayan Second District Engineering Office with Php189 Million; Cagayan Third District Engineering Office with P275 Million (33 projects in total).
In the Province of Isabela, the First District Engineering Office has a total of P89 Million, Second District Engineering Office got P129 Million, Third District Engineering Office has P109 Million and the Fourth District Engineering Office has P86 Million (29 projects in total).
The Nueva Vizcaya Main District Engineering Office has a total of P 153.4 Million, and Nueva Vizcaya Sub District Engineering Office got P 214.3 Million (24 projects in total).
The Quirino District Engineering Office has P256.7 Million (13 projects) while the DPWH Regional Office got P 10 Million(one project)
" All these infrastructure investment will play a vital role in the development of the Cagayan Valley in terms of trade, commerce and even the tourism industry". Pipo added.