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PARACELIS, Mountain Province – Rough and slippery access roads leading to tourism spots in this eastern municipality will be a thing of the past as the convergence projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Department of Tourism (DOT)
The DPWH-DOT convergence project is the Cassag-Bacarri-Camparadi-Cawayan-Bruringal-Sinamar road leading to declared tourism destinations such as Makilo Sphinx, Little Chocolate Hills, Waterfalls, and Mabarotbut Mud Spring with an initial allocation for 2021 amount to Thirty Million (P30 Million).
For the DPWH-DOT convergence project, works are ongoing for the one kilometers two-lane road of the total 20 kilometers length. The contractor for this project is the Upland Construction and Engineering Services.
While the other project which is the 1.6 kilometers span of the 15 kilometers Poblacion –Bantay-Buringal road. The contractor is MG Samidan Construction.
Engr. Jonnel Emingga head of the Construction Section of the Mountain Province Second District Engineering office based in the town, said that the projects are being smoothly implemented without kinks.
“There is no slippage as the contractors and the workers are reliable and hardworking”, he said.
It was learned that minor problems in the implementation stage such as those involving road right of ways are being responded to and resolved effectively with the help of the barangay officials and other stakeholders.
District Engineer Rustom Martinez was discreet in his pronouncement about the continuation of the projects still a long way to complete the road lengths
“Anyway, the started projects are for multi-year implementation which means that the continuation of the projects is assured every year as long as the administration supportive”, he declared.
With the tourism potentials of the town zooming out, the improvements of the access roads is a big boost, according to Municipal Tourism Action Officer Flora Madanom.
The town is known for the Mabarutbot Bubbling Mud Spring that accordingly contains methane gas, the Ansawang waterfalls and other falls, Nansusu Mound Hill, and its cultural heritage.
Lately, the municipal government launched eco-trail runs and the boating activity to promote the tourism industry of the town in preparation to the full fledge opening in the near future.
The town is also known for agricultural products such as banana and corn and the weaving products referred to as the colorful Bala’dang. By Roger Sacyaten