BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Provincial Engineers’ Office (PEO) is rushing the road improvements in the coastal towns of Bagac and Morong worth P 122 million with the expected influx of local and foreign tourists.
Engineer Ric Yuzon, chief of the Provincial Engineering Office, identified the road projects, the P54 million concreting and graveling of 3.2 kilometer road in the upland village of Binukawan, Bagac leading to Limutan falls, a top emerging nature park and mountain trekking site and improvement of 5.5 kilometer coastal road in Barangay Mabayo, Morong with an estimated project cost of P 68 million. Both areas are considered potential travel and tourism spots in the province.
Yuzon said the two road maintenance projects are funded by conditional matching grant to Provincial Road Network Development Plan of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
He said these two road projects are essential to the Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia and Bataan Tourism Council Foundation Inc. (BTCFI) chair Mrs. Vicky S. Garcia in pursuing an effective system of creating livelihood and strengthening the small and medium entrepreneurship during summer vacation where visitors continue to enjoy the scenery of the province’s two coastal towns facing the pristine waters of West Philippines Sea.
The importance of more infrastructure facilities and other amenities under the socio-economic development plan of Governor Garcia would attract substantial investments with the province’s existing seven (7) ecozones and tourism enterprise zone.