A recently completed road improvement project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will give extra boost to the tourism industry of Agusan del Norte.
The 6.8 kilometer upgrading project of NRJ Tagcatong-Vinapor Road in the municipality of Carmen provides better road access for tourists bound to Jurassic Beach Resort, Bolihon Beach and the unspoiled Diwata Cave.
Funded under the 2014 Department of Tourism-DPWH Convergence Program in the amount of P133 million, the project includes the 6.10 meter width of road concreting using Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP), with 1.5 meter width of paved shoulder on both sides at intermittent sections and provision of cross drains and line canal.
“Our objective is to transform Agusan del Norte and other provinces of Mindanao designated by DOT as tourist attractions through the development of quality road network,” said DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.
“Investing in tourism infrastructure in Mindanao is one of the top priorities of the government. This would translate to economic development of the area, with the increase in demand for goods and services,” added Secretary Singson.