The PRDP Board (Photo courtesy of Leira Vic Colongon)

The Department of Agriculture’s Phillippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is set to built a P146.7 million farm-to-market road project connecting the adjacent barangays of Sandoval and Silanga in Taytay, Palawan.

The project is expected to provide support specially to cashew farmers and indigenous peoples residing around the area.

The project estimates that around 16,000 households of barangays Sandoval and Silanga in Taytay, Palawan will benefit from it.

The project is one out of three projects in the MIMAROPA region that the PRDP approved. The other two projects are the Abra De Ilog Cassava Processing and Marketing, proposed by the Armado Cabacao Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative (ACAFARMCO), and the Romblon Seaweeds Production and Processing, proposed by the Sta. Maria Food Processors Association (SAMAFPA). The ACAFARMCO project is estimated to cost P12.9 million, while the SAMAFPA is estimated at P14.2 million.

“We need to push hard in implementing these new projects. As much as possible, we have to develop these foundations for better productivity and provide for better income opportunities to our farmers and fisherfolk,” RPAB chair Antonio Gerundio said.

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