A 702.5-meter road concreting project worth nearly 14 million pesos was turned over this morning in two barangays in Padada, Davao del Sur, namely the Quirino District and the Almendras District.
The activity was spearheaded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) through Project Engineer Rebecca J. Suela and Governor Marc Cagas, who was representing Congresswoman Mercedes Chan Cagas.
Atty. Riafe Cagas-Fernandez, Padada Vice Mayor Francisco Guerrero, Jr. with Municipal Councilors Joan Roilo-Razonable and Darwin Gepitolan, Cooperative officials, some barangay officials in neighboring Barangays, and others graced the event with their presence.
The project has two phases, according to Engineer Suela:
1. Construction of Concrete Road – Sikatuna Street Road Connecting Fair trade Farmers Coconut Cooperative (FFCC); and
2. Digos – Makar Road in Support of Coconut Coco Coir and Banana Chips Industry, Harada Butai, Padada, Davao del Sur.
The Project Engineer also said that this road concreting project first took place in 2020 with a length of 507 meters at a cost of 10 million pesos. The road was extended this year, 2021, for a total length of 195.5 meters at a cost of 3.7 million pesos.
Engineer Suela stated, “without Congresswoman Cagas’ initiative, none of this would have been possible.”
Barangay Captain Antonnette Razonable of Almendras District expressed her heartfelt thanks to the Cagas Administration, explaining that the road before had been terribly damaged and prone to floods but now it’s easy and smooth to access.