September 24, 2021

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Road project in Legazpi City link for growth of agribusiness, weaving industry

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 5 said yesterday that the construction of the Sitio Danlagan Road connecting to Banquerohan Septage and Sewage Treatment Facility also supports the Handloom Weaving Industry and various Agribusiness Industries in Banquerohan, Legazpi City, Albay.

It is one of the projects implemented by Albay 2nd District Engineering Office with the goal to offer more prospects for development within the community.

Rewinding back, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and DPWH launched a ROLL IT Program, known as Roads Leveraging and Linkages of Industry and Trade, sometime in 2016.

ROLL IT Program is a convergence of two (2) agencies targeting the construction of more road projects in priority economic and manufacturing zones in the country to fuel the growth of its domestic and foreign investments.

“This Sitio Danlagan Road is one of our projects to address the ROLL IT priority,” said Albay 2nd DEO District Engineer Warren B. Azote, in one of DPWH Region 5 Meetings.

According to him, the completion of this project will result to fast and easy transport of products of Handloom weavers and growth of agribusiness industry in the area.

“As agribusiness industry improves, work opportunities and other industrial benefits to the community, including its surrounding areas, also bloom,” DPWH Region 5 Regional Director Virgilio C. Eduarte said.

According to him, this ROLL IT initiative has helped ease unemployment in the locality brought about by the present pandemic situation.