Currimao, Ilocos Norte inaugurates 5-km FMR under PRDP

Ilocos Norte Senior provincial board member Matthew Marcos Manotoc (second from left), Currimao Mayor Gladys Go-Cue (center left) and RPCO 1 I-Support Component Head Sharon A. Viloria (center right) led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rehabilitation of Tapao Tigue-Poblacion 2-Sta. Cruz-Lang-ayan Farm-to-Market Road project on May 8, 2018 held at Barangay Lang-ayan, Currimao, Ilocos Norte. . (Photo courtesy of Ilocos Infoace)

The Municipality of Currimao in Ilocos Norte inaugurated the construction of its first infrastructure subproject under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the Rehabilitation of the Tapao-Tigue-Poblacion 2-Sta. Cruz-Lang-ayan Farm to Market Road, on May 8, 2018 in a ceremony held at Barangay Lang-ayan, Currimao, Ilocos Norte.

The FMR subproject has a total length of five (5) kilometers with a total subproject cost of Php50,391,994.74. It supports the mango as priority commodity and other commodities such as rice, corn, and tobacco.

Upon completion, the FMR is expected to reduce postharvest losses incurred by farmers in Barangays Tapao-Tigue, Poblacion 2, Sta. Cruz, and Lang-ayan in Currimao, Ilocos Norte and in Barangays Sta. Rita and Monte in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Aside from this, the FMR will also reduce transportation cost by 15-20 percent; reduce travel time up to 50 percent; and convert 80 hectares to new agricultural land within the first ten (10) years and increase the area of agricultural land by 40 hectares annually for the succeeding years.

Badoc Builders and Supply, Inc. is the winning contractor of the FMR subproject in Currimao, Ilocos Norte and is expected to accomplish the construction within 205 calendar days. (Ilocos Infoace)