Physical / Infrastructure Resources

The City Government of Ligao believes that good physical and infrastructure resources help speed up the city’s development and enhance the lives of its residents. With this, the City Government is involved in construction of new roads especially in rural barangays, bridges or box culverts over rivers and creeks, building of slope protection infrastructures, drainage, and irrigation facilities.

Ligao City has a total of 204.92 km of roads, consisting of 56.85 km national roads, 26.1 km provincial roads, 12.05 km city roads and 109.93 km barangay roads. There are also 31 bridges and 30 spillways in the City. The National Government administers three spillways and 13 bridges, while the Provincial Government is responsible for four spillways and six bridges. The rest of the spillways and bridges are under the jurisdictions of the barangays where they are located in.

Recent developments in the Infrastructure Sector of the City was highlighted by the construction of five (5) farm-to-market roads (FMR), two (2) communal irrigation systems (CIS), and one (1) potable water supply, which is under the Asian Development Bank- Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (ADB-INFRES) Project, in partnership with the City Government.

Farm-to-market roads provide accessibility to all barangays, agricultural protection areas, tourism spots and places of interest. The recent construction of five farm-to-market roads has been very beneficial to Ligao City residents. Costs of passenger fare and haulage were now reduced, and travel time from farm to market was lessened from 3 hours to 45 minutes. This also resulted to the decrease of post-harvest losses and costs of farm inputs. Farm-to-market roads provide ease of access to schools which resulted to an increase in school participation by 20 percent.

Since June of 2009, almost four thousand individuals have been benefitted by the 10 km. Malama-Casinagan Farm-to-Market Road, which is one of the five FMRs constructed under the INFRES Project.

As of 2002, there were eight irrigation systems servicing around 1,950 hectares of irrigated lands. With the additional two communal irrigation systems—Bahamas and Ogsong-Bocastt CIS, various corn and rice farmers in the City were greatly benefited. Bahamas CIS, which covers 880 ha, have been servicing almost 4 thousand individuals since 2009, while Ogsong-Bocastt CIS, which has a service are of 265 ha, have been benefitting almost six thousand individuals. Improvements in the irrigation system allowed farmers two crops per season, and increased gross income by 2.5 times for rice farmers, while almost 50 percent for corn farmers.

In addition, facilities in 55 barangays around the City have been improved with the construction of 49 new barangay centers, 14 multi-purpose covered courts, 33 community stages, and 22 waiting sheds. In addition, there were 321 streetlights installed in 16 barangays.

 

 
Ligao City Development Partners