June 28, 2018
CARIGARA, Leyte – To preserve tourism activities in Leyte, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) -Leyte Second District Engineering Office poured out a total of P131 million to complete access roads to tourism spots.
These two major projects are the road leading to Villaconzoilo Agri and Eco Tourism Farm and Silawa Falls in Jaro town worth P85 million, and the road leading to Calabato Hot Spring in La Paz town worth P46 million.
“The road project is vitally important for the dispersal of tourists beyond major gateways and the facilitation of self-drive tourism,” District Engineer Carlos G. Veloso said.
Moreover, these tourism spots would benefit tourists not just of their beauty but of the high-value crops of Villaconzoilo and the relaxing views and fresh waters of Silawa Falls and Calabato Hot Spring.
Veloso guarantees the public to implement more infrastructure projects towards tourism and livelihood for the development of the district.
The DPWH has secured to get support from the national government in funding programs on tourism, especially to help local communities, who are dependent on tourism, to promote their livelihood and earn more income.
The construction of these projects started last May 2018 and is expected to be completed later of the same year.