Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the multi-year road construction to Pensal Falls in Aglipay, Quirino has already reached 91.87 percent accomplishment.
Citing a report by Region 2 Director Malaluan, Secretary Villar said that the construction of the access road is part of the Tourism Road Infrastructure Project (TRIP) implemented by DPWH in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to open prime ecotourism destinations.
The entire 1.57-kilometer stretch of the access road leading to Pensal Falls is expected to be completed in 2021.
Already completed are the project’s phase 1 and 2 with a total length of 1.1-kilometer and phase 3 with an allocation P10-million covering the construction of a two (2) lane 278-meter section including provision of drainage, slope protection structures, and installation of reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings.
When fully completed, the project will benefit local economy by boosting growth in multitude of industries with the prospect of putting up of tourism facilities and other amenities in the area.
It is also expected to showcase the beauty of the Quirino Protected Landscape which can raise awareness on the preservation of natural resources and biodiversity.