Farmers and locals are now benefitting from the completed 3.25-lane kilometer access road improvement project by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Barangay San Marcelino, Dingras, Ilocos Norte
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, citing a report submitted by DPWH Ilocos Norte 2nd District Engineering Office, said that the construction and improvement of the access road leading to the famous tourist destination of Madongan Dam was accomplished with a total project cost of P29.4-Million from the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Madongan Dam is known for its wide man-made waterfalls and is often visited during summer time. The improvement of this access road has allowed both local and visiting travelers to reach the destination safely.
“Aside from the significant boost that the project has brought in local tourism amidst this pandemic, farmers residing in the community are now able to deliver and transport their products faster and hassle-free,” said Secretary Villar.
With the completion of this project, DPWH looks forward to the ease of travel and reduced transportation cost that teachers and students of the nearby Barong National High School will experience when face-to-face classes resume.
Peoples’ way of living in the Municipality of Dingras revolves mainly on farming and is known as the Rice Granary of Ilocos Norte because of its wide fields used to plant rice and other crops such as tobacco, corn, and cassava.