Akbar bares near completion of road rehab project in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 August 2011 13:48

Soon the farmers in the far flung areas of Lantawan municipality in Basilan province will have easy access in bringing their farm produce to the markets.
This was announced yesterday by Basilan Gov. Jum Akbar, who said the repair and rehabilitation of Matarling-Tairan road is soon to be completed.

Akbar said the road stretches from Barangay Matarling up to Barangay Tairan passing through the barangays of Lantawan proper and Baungis.
“The road links four barangays and serves as one of the main highways in the municipality of Lantawan,” Akbar added.

The lady governor said the funding for the repair and rehabilitation of the Matarling-Tairan road came from her office’ 20 percent development fund.
Akbar said, once the project will be completed, the farmers will have easy access “in bringing down their produce to the market.”

The four barangays, especially Tairan, are planted to coconuts, coffee, black pepper, mango and rubber as well as other agricultural products.

The barangay of Tairan is also the home of the Tairan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TARBMC) which is into farming of high-value crops.

Akbar said the project is part of her program in enhancing economic development and activity in the province of Basilan which comprises of two cities and 11 municipalities.