With the development of the local agriculture sector in mind, Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has poured in more than P40 million to rehabilitate farm to market roads in the province.
During the recent Corn Agri-Pinoy Planning Workshop held in Dumaguete City, the governor announced that he has released P20 million for the cementing of a portion of the Fatima-Kalikanan-Amio route along the Pamplona-Sta. Catalina road.
Another P5 million was disbursed for the Sto. Nino-Narra route of the Tanjay City-Bayawan City road, P10 million for the hinterland portion of the Ayungon-Tayasan-Jimalalud-La Libertad road and P5M for the Luz-Linantuyan road in Guihulngan City.
Degamo has also allocated more funds for other measures aimed at boosting the farming community in the province.
One of this is the P20-million fund set aside for the procurement of seed innoculant.
A total of P1 million is now earmarked for the construction of additional Barangay Agricultural Development Centers provincewide while another P1 million is set aside as counterpart fund for the purchase of certified seeds.
Degamo also allocated P1 million for the production of native animals and the establishment of a Bagsakan Center for organic products. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)