The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the DPWH 5th District Engineering Office is enhancing road access to one of Baybay’s tourism desti-nations, the Lintaon Peak. The project is Construction/Improvement of Access Roads Leading to Declared Tourism Destinations Junction National Road to Lintaon Road Leading to Lintaon Peak, Baybay City, Leyte 5th LED.
The 5th DEO started imple-mentation of the road opening leading to Lintaon Peak in Y2014. The government spent a total of P45 million pesos from 2014 until 2016, and a P10-million budget to finish the road concreting this year to make it easy for the tourists to reach Lintaon Peak.
The DEO’s target is to finish the road concreting this year so that by 2018 to 2020, safety precaution will then be implemented such as road signs, canals, slope protection, road lighting, cross drainage and rest stop like: Pasalubong Bayan Center to make it more accessible and safe to those who want to visit the peak.
Enhancing road access to tourist destinations, like Lintaon Peak, plays a relevant role in tourism development for it will generate visitors. Especially that Lintaon Peak is already becoming a go-to destination for those who wanted to breathe in some fresh air and witness the overlooking view of the City of Baybay, Camotes Sea and Camotes Islands.