Private motorists aren’t the only ones to keep in mind when choosing what road to put where. There are other sectors to take into consideration, too. Take the new Pamplona Bypass Road in Cagayan—a project that local farmers stand to gain a lot from.
According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Pamplona Bypass Road is expected to help local farmers by improving their access to major markets in the area, allowing them to move goods with less cost. This is on top of making travel to and from Pamplona safer and faster than it is currently for all motorists.
This two-lane infrastructure project also includes a 60.80-meter bridge in Barangay Gattu. A total of P86.98 million has been allocated for paved road sections in Barangays Capalalian, Gattu, and Centro since 2018, and an additional P49 million was allocated from the 2020 General Appropriations Act for the aforementioned bridge component.
Phase 2 of the Pamplona Bypass Road has just been completed, and phase 3 is expected to be finished by February 2021.
Here’s hoping this project gets completed as scheduled. The sooner Cagayan’s farmers can take advantage of this bypass road, the better. With the country still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, they could surely use it.