Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed a P12.7 million road project in Jaen, Nueva Ecija.
It connects the agricultural communities of Sto. Tomas South, San Pablo, Dampulan, San Vicente, and Pakul to the town’s major road networks.
“Improving access to social and economic facilities and services is just one of the benefits of this project, and we promise to continue to pursue the rehabilitation of gravel village roads here in Jaen,” DPWH Nueva Ecija 2nd District Engineer Elpidio Trinidad said.
Meanwhile, residents of these villages expressed their gratitude to the government for the completion of the project.
They also recounted the difficulties they experienced in traveling on the unpaved roads.
“Nung kami yung unang nagtayo ng bahay dito, ang asawa ko ay buntis, pagka nalubog yung gulong ng tricycle ko, yung asawa ko yung nagtutulak ng tricycle. Ngayon, maginhawa ng dumaan, gawa nung maayos na ang daan at sementado na. Wala ng problema sa dinadaanan na dating putik saka lubak lubak,” Rolando Quetua Reyes, a resident of barangay Dampulan shared.
The newly paved road sections have a total combined length of 1.95 kilometers with funding from the 2022 General Appropriations Act.