The municipality of Peñablanca in Cagayan has been seeing a number of social and economic progress after a P27.88-million road improvement project along the section of Cagayan Valley Road was completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Secretary Mark A. Villar, citing a report by DPWH Regional Office 2 Director Loreta M. Malaluan, said that the completed 829-meter road upgrading project involved the overlaying of asphalt along the four-lane portion of Cagayan Valley Road located at Barangay Camasi in Peñablanca.
The improvement of the road section has significantly resulted to better vehicular movement in the area while also promoting safety to travelers. With a smoother road, a boost in mobility and movement of goods and services is also expected, allowing for economic growth in town.
Aside from benefitting the locals on their daily activities, tourist can now have a better access to the wonderful destinations of Peñablanca, home of the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape which contains the famous Callao Cave.
“The completion of the section of Cagayan Valley Road in Peñablanca is in time in helping the local community in easing the effects of the ongoing pandemic especially in the tourism sector,” said Secretary Villar.
The road rehabilitation project was undertaken by DPWH Cagayan 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO) with funding sourced from the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA).