Diffun, Quirino tourism gets a boost with new road projects – Manila Bulletin
QUIRINO – Access to two well-known tourist sites – Ganano Falls and Eagles Beak – Batumbaket, in Diffun, Quirino, will soon be easy as the Department of Public Works and Highways – Quirino District Engineering Office (DPWH -QDEO) continues to implement a tourist road infrastructure program (TRIP).
Among the seven tourism road infrastructure projects to be implemented this year are the access roads to Eagle’s Beak – Batumbaket and Ganano Falls which are expected to help promote the tourism value chain through agro-tourism activities.
It was learned that the tourism industry in the locality has started to operate.
The two access roads to Eagle’s Beak-Batumbaket and Ganano Falls have a 10 million peso fund, District Engineer Lorna B. Asuten told Regional Manager Loreta M. Malaluan.
The allowance will cover the concrete paving of the existing gravel road, the construction of a slope protection structure and drainage system, and the installation of thermoplastic pavement markings.
Construction of the access road to Ganano Falls began in 2018 while Eagle’s Beak-Batumbaket began in 2020.
Both projects fall under the DPWH’s multi-year convergence program with a target length of 5.75 kilometers and 6.95 kilometers, respectively.
The projects are expected to be completed in 2024 depending on the availability of funds from the national government.
A barangay chief from Baguio village, Diffun, said the improvement of the previous road has helped them promote various tourist spots in the area.
Some are eyeing the possible fruit picking activity which will attract many visitors and generate more income for the community. Diffun has farms dedicated to dragon fruit.
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