P92-M access road to Biliran tourist site completed

P92-M access road to Biliran tourist site completed
NEW ACCESS ROAD. The aerial view of the PHP92-million access road project leading to Germohenes Falls in Pinangomhan village in Biliran, Biliran. The Department of Public Works and Highways announced on Friday (Oct. 9, 2020) the completion of the road that would cut travel time to the tourist destination from a four- to five-hour hike to a five- to 10-minute vehicle ride and 30 minutes walk. (Photo courtesy of DPWH)

TACLOBAN CITY – The construction of the PHP92-million access road leading to a tourist site in Biliran, Biliran has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Friday.

Chief of DPWH-Biliran, David Adongay, said the new access road would reduce travel time to the Germohenes Falls in Pinangomhan village from a four- to five-hour hike to a five- to 10-minute vehicle ride and 30 minutes on foot.

The project involved the opening and concreting of a 2.9-km. road, construction of a 100-meter spillway, and rehabilitation of a 60-meter road damaged by Typhoon Urduja in 2017.

“This is one of the underdeveloped tourist destinations in the province due to its inaccessibility,” Adongay said in a statement.

He added that the access road would also make it easier and safer for farmers to transport their produce – rice, corn, and coconut, among others – to commercial centers.

“Farmers and residents will have more convenient travel to Naval, the capital town of Biliran province, and nearby municipalities,” Adongay said.

Biliran, a fifth-class town and the oldest in the island province of Biliran, is approximately 97 km. away from Tacloban City, the regional center of Eastern Visayas.— Source: Gerico Sabalza / (PNA)

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