To allow better mobility for locals and tourists exploring Region VI, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recently completed a new access road leading to an emerging tourist destination in Jamindan, Capiz.
DPWH Capiz 2nd District Engineering Office, together with the Department of Tourism, undertook the concrete paving of the 1.34-kilometer local road leading to Malinamon Falls in Barangay Jaena Norte.
According to District Engineer Dene B. Baldonado, Jr., the newly-paved road costing P19.4 million, includes provision of drainage and slope protection works with stone masonry and grounded riprap.
The improved local road is expected to attract more tourists to visit the once secluded tourism destination located inside Camp Macario Peralta, a 33,000-hectares military reservation declared through presidential order.
Engr. Baldonado added that the concrete road will also help indigenous peoples living in Barangay Jaena Norte to easily access health and education centers and livelihood opportunities in nearby economic hubs.
“We are hoping that with the completion of the new access road, indigenous peoples will have better mobility in transporting their products to the market, eventually boosting economic growth in Barangay Jaena Norte,” Engr. Baldonado added.