DA-PRDP OPTIMISTIC IN COMPLETING FMR IN PAMPANGA
PAMPANGA – The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) is optimistic that the 5.86-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) that will connect the municipalities of Floridablanca and Porac will soon be completed despite obstacles caused by COVID-19.
On April 13, 2021, Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO 3) Action Officer Gil G. David together with I-BUILD Rural Infrastructure Engineer Jun Clinton Gonzales conducted a site-monitoring of the subproject to gauge its current status.
According to Engineer Gonzales, the FMR attained 70% in its physical accomplishment as construction activities progressed steadily.
In this difficult time, Engineer Gonzales expressed hope that the contractor will finish concreting the remaining 1.7-kilometer road while addressing the most pressing construction-related issues onsite.
He also stressed the FMR project continues to make headway day by day under the joint effort made by the DA-PRDP, the Provincial Government of Pampanga and the contractor.
“Even during the beginning of the pandemic, the RPCO 3 has been formulating catch-up plans, organizing management meetings, resolving immediate issues and building resiliency in the following months to encourage the contractor in fast-tracking the construction,” he added.
Punch listing for accomplished works is set to be conducted in the following week.
The FMR has a project cost of P59,794,468 and is seen to be completed in June of 2021. (MA. REINA LEN G. LUNA, RPCO3 InfoACE)