Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed various infrastructures at the fish port of barangay Sta. Monica in Sasmuan, Pampanga.
These were implemented by DPWH Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office.
District Engineer Gregorio Audea Jr. disclosed that P6.7 million was allotted for the project under the 2022 national budget.
It has three components namely improvement of an existing 118.1-lineal meter access road, construction of a lined canal, and upgrading of the existing slab of a multipurpose building that serves as a local market for fish trade.
“Improving the access road leading to the fish port area will provide residents, motorists, as well as fish traders and buyers a safer and more convenient trip. Passers-by knew that before the road upgrade, this section becomes impassable especially during high tide,” Audea added.
Fisherfolks will now be able to utilize the improved fish port facilities which is expected to considerably boost their livelihood.
The district office has also installed street lights in the area to improve visibility at night and promote road safety. (CLJD-PIA 3)