EASIER transport of goods from the far-flung areas is expected after the concreting of the 4-kilometer Leon-Alimodian Agri-Tourism Circumferential Road broke ground on Feb. 1, 2017.
Mayor Rolito Cajilig of Leon said concrete roads could reduce production cost and post-harvest losses.
“With the concreting of roads, farmers are now motivated to plant more because of the easier mobility of goods which result to increase in their income. Indi na dunot ang mga kamatis nga ginapapanaog sa banwa,” he said.
The road concreting project covers the Bucari-Camandag-Bobon-Alimodian road.
Cajilig said they are also working on promoting the town’s organic products.
“Alimodian is dubbed as the ‘salad bowl of Iloilo’ while Leon is the ‘fruits and vegetables bowl of Iloilo’ so we really have to promote our organic produce,” he said.
Estimated to cost more or less P160 million, the project is funded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and will also cover the construction of three bridges and one hanging bridge.
“This is with the aim of reaching the farthest communities in Leon,” said DPWH-6 Assistant Director Al Fruto.