DPWH paves road to jump-off point of Mt. Apo

Monday, February 3, 2020

More travelers can now easily access the tourist destinations of Bansalan, Davao del Sur with the completion of a road concreting project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

A total of 1.2 kilometer of local road in Barangay Eman, Bansalan has been paved to give tourists and local residents better access to Bansalan's different tourist spots.

The town of Bansalan located in the foothills of the country’s tallest mountain, Mt. Apo, is also home to picturesque Balutakay Waterfalls, and an organic farm called Lao Integrated Farm.

DPWH Region XI Director Allan S. Borromeo said that the road project costing P28.5-million involves the concreting of 6.70 meter-wide, 2-lane road with drainage structures, cross drains, slope protection, metal guardrails and pavement-leveled studs along the access road to ensure road safety and prolong the service life.

“With this new access road, we expect further growth of tourism in Bansalan that will provide more livelihood opportunities to the locals,” said Borromeo.

The newly-paved road will also link Davao-Cotabato Road and Bansalan-Cotabato Road to the local roads of Bansalan consequently improving the lives of the people around the area.