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DPWH implements projects supporting tourism

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) have embarked on a convergence program where they worked together in prioritizing tourism road infrastructure. The memorandum of agreement for the convergence program between the DPWH and DOT was signed on Jan. 19, 2012.

The agencies agreed to identify, evaluate, prioritize and implement the tourism road infrastructure in priority tourism clusters, development areas in the country in support of the goals and targets of the National Tourism Development Plan and the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) for 2011-2016.

The road tourism projects included local roads under the jurisdiction of the local governments. These roads will remain as local roads and the DPWH only asked to be given the road right of way. Many of these local roads, which serve as entry and exit points of tourist destinations are being paved and upgraded to national road standards.

For the region, the DPWH funded under the 2014 GAA the following tourism road projects in the provinces of Palawan and Romblon with the total amount of P1.468 Billion:

 Roads  Province  Cost (PM)
1. Access road from Pto. Princesa airport leading to Estrella falls, Narra,  Palawan  Palawan  168.11
 2. Access road leading to Kawakawa falls, Lumbang Cajidiocan,              Romblon Romblon 65.00
 3. Access road from Sandoval airport to Poblacion, Taytay, Palawan  Palawan  50.00
 4. Coron-Busuanga road leading to Busuanga airport Coron and Caluit island in Busuanga, Palawan  Palawan  250.00
 5. Malbog junction Sta. Fe-Guinbirayan provincial road leading to San Jose beaches, San Jose, Romblon  Romblon  100.00
 6. New Agutaya-Alimanguhan tourism road leading to San Vicente long beach and port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan  Palawan  112.75
 7. Puerto Princesa north road (Taytay (Pancol)-El Nido section), Palawan  Palawan  237.25
 8. Road connecting Busuanga airport-Kiwit road leading to World War II ship wreck dive sites, Busuanga, Palawan  Palawan  190.00
 9. Road leading to Log Deck in Tampayan, Magdiwang, Romblon  Romblon  35.00
 10. San Jose circumferential road leading to various beaches, San Jose, Romblon  Romblon  100.00
 11. San Jose-Port Barton road leading to Puerto Princesa airport, Port Barton and San Vicente long beach, San Vicente, Palawan  Palawan  160.00

This year, DPWH will implement the following tourism road projects funded under the 2015 GAA with the total amount of P1.419 Billion:

 Road  Province  Cost (PM)
 1. Construction/improvement of Pulang Lupa Historical and Ecotourism Park road, Poctoy, Torrijos, Marinduque  Marinduque  30.000
 2. Construction of access road leading to Luzon Datum Origin National Historical Landmark Ecotourism sites and for other purposes, Mogpog, Marinduque  Marinduque  30.000
 3. Road leading to Onoda Trail, Brgy. Vigo, Lubang, Occidental Mindoro  Occidental  Mindoro  40.000
 4. Road leading to Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park, Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro  Occidental  Mindoro  150.000
 5. Concreting of Malinao-Sta. Isabel-Dao-Bayani road leading to Naujan Lake National Park, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro  Oriental  Mindoro  40.000
 6. Upgrading/concreting of San Roque-Libtong-Dangkalan road leading to Buyayao island and various beaches, Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro  Oriental  Mindoro  35.000
 7. Upgrading/concreting of National road (Cawacat Jct.)-Balatasan road leading to white sand coves and various beaches, Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro  Oreintal  Mindoro  40.000
 8. Road connecting Busuanga airport-Kiwit road leading to various beaches, Island Destinations and World War II ship wreck dive sites, Busuanga, Palawan  Palawan  80.000
 9. New Agutaya-Alimanguhan tourism road leading to San Vicente long beach, San Vicente, Palawan  Palawan  47.850
 10. San Jose-Port Barton road leading to various resorts in port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan  Palawan  171.650
 11. Access road to Jump-off point to Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary, Busuanga, Palawan Palawan  150.000
 12. Balabac Circumferential Road (Catagpuan to Melville Lighthouse Road Section), Balabac, Palawan  Palawan  40.000
 13. Access Road to Sabsaban Falls and Eco Park, Aribungos, Brooke’s Point, Palawan  Palawan  40.000
 14. Access road from National Highway leading to Maruyog Eco Park and Mt. Mantalingahan, Brooke’s Point, Palawan  Palawan  55.000
 15. Bacungan-Simpucan-Bagumbayan-Napsan Road, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan  Palawan  300.000
 16. San Jose Circumferential Road leading to various beaches, San Jose, Romblon  Romblon  70.000
 17. Malbog Junction Sta. Fe-Guinbirayan provincial road leading to San Jose beaches, San Jose, Romblon  Romblon  100.000