The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) earmarked a P26-million fund for farm-to-market road projects in Bohol which are set to be implemented next year.
According to PCA Bohol manager Emeliano Romero, the amount has already been funneled to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) which will carry out said road projects.
A total of seven barangays in various towns will benefit from the PCA program, including the villages of Catmonan in Calape, Pob.2 in Sikatuna, Calangaman in Ubay, Malbog and Balili in Jagna, Tanday in Corella, and Baang, Catigbian.
Romero said that the farm-to-market roads are to be built in preparation for the construction of three coconut processing centers or coco hubs.
The roads will be used for the easy transportation of coconuts from far-flung areas to the coco hubs, he added.
The official noted that the PCA to continues to secure requirements to hasten the progress of the implementation of the multi-million coco processing centers in the province.
PCA officials had previously announced that three coco hubs will be built in the towns of Balilihan, Loay and Ubay. (Allen Doydora)