A total of P280 million has been earmarked for the development of farm-to-market road conditions in BoholÂ through theÂ Integrated Natural Resources & Environmental Management Project (INREMP).
According to Nestor Canda of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), around 17 towns will benefit from the P280-million road project.
Canda said that this will contribute to the income of farmers as transporting agricultural products will be made easier by the newly paved roads.
He noted that famers can do away with paying large amounts for transportation of their products which is one of the main factors behind the rise in market prices.
The PENRO is currently receiving project proposals from concerned local government units to identify the needed budget for each municipality.
On Tuesday, INREMP consultants visited the PENRO office to discuss the implementation of the said project.
The INREMPÂ is being supported by the Asian Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, United Nations Development Program â€“ Global Environment Facility, and Climate Change Fund (CCF).
With the funds from the group, construction operations are expected to start within the year.
According to Canda, the said road project is only among a number of initiatives by the Department of Natural Resources that are being implemented through INREMP.
The INREMP is funding initiatives involving forest protection and conservation, reforestation and rehabilitation and irmpovement of â€œrural structure.â€
It is also supporting projects designed to improve river basin and water management capacity. (Allen Doydora)
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