Tourists can now explore more places in La Union as Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced the recent completion of an access road leading to various tourist destinations in the Municipality of Santol.
Particularly known for its scenic spots, the town of Santol is home to natural destinations such as the Municipal Tree Park, Sasaba Rice Terraces, Bimmulalakaw and Pimmalangka Waterfalls, Native Tomb, and Amburayan River.
To further ensure the safety of tourists and residents, DPWH Regional Office 1 Director Ronnel M. Tan mentioned that the Department also built a slope protection structure along the access road.
With the now smoother and safer travel to and from Santol town, Secretary Villar is optimistic that the three (3) kilometer access road will not only boost tourism in the municipality but also enhance the delivery and trade of goods and services.
“The town thrives in the industry of agriculture. More than the boost in tourism, we also want to assist the public in economic opportunities while guaranteeing their safety,” Secretary Villar added.
With a total budget of P93 million, the project was funded under the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and implemented by the La Union First District Engineering Office (DEO).