DPWH Improves Road Access to the “Boracay of the North”

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tourists visiting Tondol Beach in Anda, Pangasinan will be surprised not only by the fine and long stretch of wide white sand beach but also by the paved roadway leading to the tourism destination.

Department of Public Works and Highways – Pangasinan 1st District Engineer Smile D. Fermin reported the completion of the P43 Million concrete paving of Poblacion-San Jose-Namagbagan-Imbo-Tondol Road leading to Tondol Beach located at the northern tip of Anda, Pangasinan.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that the road project funded by the Department of Tourism under convergence program will make travel to Tondol White Sand Beach convenient as perfect place of summer escapade for people from Luzon who need not to go far nor spend much to experience white sandy beach.

The pure white sand, crystal water that reflect the skies, calm waves and sand bars of Tondol Beach, often called by the locals as the “Boracay of North”, is an enjoyable place for families to build white sand castle of dreams ala Boracay.

According to Engr. June Miguel Ramolete Sr., Planning Section Head of Pangasinan 1st District Engineering Office, the improvement of the concrete access road involves replacement works for the deteriorated existing concrete pavement and construction of stone masonry slope protection structure along the roadside.

To further increase the tourism potential of Agno, Pangasinan, the DPWH is also undertaking the construction of access road leading to Umbrella Rocks and Abagatanen Beach.

The white sand Abagatanen Beach and colossal boulders known as “Umbrella Rocks” and the clear Sabangan Beach are gems of Agno.

The initial improvement of the Poblacion-Sabangan Road was already completed by the Pangasinan 1st District Engineering Office in the amount of P46.6 Million.