Farm to Market Roads (FMR) are continuously being developed in rural areas in the country while being backed by the Department of Agriculture.
Residents of the small village of Anislag in Borongan, Eastern Samar have expressed their relief upon the completion of an FMR that leads from their abode to the Quinapondan town proper where the farmers sell their produce.
According to the villagers, the usual travel time they made of 45 minutes to 1 hour has been cut by more than half with the project's completion, shrinking it between only 20 to 25 minutes. The improvement in transportation also alleviated hauling cost for the farmers' products.
The 4.5 kilometer road project which also includes a bridge has been funded and developed under the collaboration of the national government, LGU Quinapondan, and The Federal Republic of Germany who has provided a financial contribution in the form of a grant.
The new road now eases not only the transportation of farm products but also of Anislag's high school students who get their education in Quinapondan town proper.