Tourism is one of the greatest contributors in the Philippine economy. With that said, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently working on a road development project to attract more tourists in the white sand beaches of the town of Cabongaoan in Pangasinan.
The road improvement project for the Poblacion-Ilio-Ilio Road in the town of Burgos has already received the P45-million initial allocation. This budget was acquired through the convergence program, along with the Department of Tourism (DOT).
The Section 1 of the project is already in progress, covering the restoration of the two-kilometer road with shoulder lane. This segment is expected to be done by October 2018. Aside from that, the DPWH Region 1 also plans to propose another P44-million budget for the 1.99-km road with shoulder lane as well.
When this project comes to completion, the easier and faster access to the Pangasinan’s booming destinations would surely entice more travelers. Additionally, greater volume of tourists means more business, which then translates to greater source of money for the people living around the city.
“At present, motorists have to endure kilometers of bumpy and dusty or muddy gravel road just to reach the white beach of Cabongaoan and its tide pool. We can provide them with faster and safer access road with the completion of these projects. In the long run, the improved road would result to boost in tourist arrival in Burgos, Pangasinan, hence support livelihood and small businesses of locals in the area.”
Main photo courtesy of April Delarosa024
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