NegOr breaks ground for P370M road project

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo (3rd from left) leads the groundbreaking of the P370-M farm to market road project held at Barangay Hilaitan, Guihulngan City Wednesday, along with Vice Mayor Ernesto Reyes (2nd from right), Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo (right), Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (IBde) commander, and Police Colonel Rizalito Gapas (2nd from left), Negros Oriental police director. (Photo courtesy of Army’s 303rd IBde)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Oriental will soon start the construction of the 22-kilometer farm to market road project worth P370 million in Guihulngan City.

Governor Roel Degamo led the groundbreaking rites at Barangay Hilaitan, last Wednesday, along with Vice Mayor Ernesto Reyes, Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo, commander of Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (IBde), and Police Colonel Rizalito Gapas, Negros Oriental police director.

The amount of the said project is intended for the improvement and concreting of roads connecting Barangay Hilaitan to Barangay Trinidad in the said city.

At least 12,000 residents from the two villages will benefit on the said project, based on a 2015 census.

In a press release of the 303rd IBde, the said project will also connect Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental and Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental.

It will improve the delivery of basic services to remote areas affected by the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army- National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), the Army said.