The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now on this third year of paving an access road that will benefit tourists and adventure seekers of the famous Governor’s Rapids in Maddela, Quirino.
DPWH Quirino District Engineering Office (DEO) District Engineer Marifel T. Andes said that they are now working on the construction of another 800-meter two-lane Portland Concrete Cement Pavement (PCCP) with provision of slope protection structures and installation of reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings after receiving an allocation of P20 million in 2020 under Tourism Road Infrastructure Projects (TRIP) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT).
“This tourism project will open opportunities to the private and public sector to invest in livelihood projects thereby creating jobs that are contributory to local economic growth,” District Engineer Andes added.
District Engineer Andes added that once completed, paved road will also provide farmers in the area with a smoother, safer road, hence faster and more convenient transport of their produce.
The project which received an allocation beginning 2018 is implemented under the six-year TRIP or until 2023.