The Negros Oriental government has allocated P10 million for the rehabilitation and development of a portion of the Highway 2000 in Barangay Pinalubngan, Jimalalud, and the Provincial Engineers Office is expected to start working next month, as soon as the brand new heavy equipment arrives.
Gov. Roel Degamo said the allocation will be taken from the P94 million surplus budget of the 20 percent development fund of the province.
Highway 2000 is a road network connecting the hinterland barangays of the municipalities of Mabinay, Bindoy, Ayungon, Tayasan, Jimalalud and La Libertad. The road network is expected to help improve the living condition of the people living in the area who will have easier access in bringing their farm produce to the market.
Degamo said he hopes to complete the development of the highway by allocating a substantial amount for it every year until the end of his term.*MA