Newly-paved road makes way for Dinagat Island tourism growth
MANILA, Oct. 8 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a road improvement project amounting to P425-million, covering the improvement of 11 kilometers Dinagat-Loreto Road connecting the municipalities Cagdianao, San Jose, Basilisa, Libjo, Tubajon and Loreto in Dinagat Islands.
With better road access leading to untouched tourism destinations, Dinagat Islands Province in the south side of Leyte Gulf in Caraga Region is now ready to accommodate more local and international visitors.
The road project involves the concreting and shoulder paving, with drainage facilities and slope protection component using bio-engineering solutions to protect and stabilize the area from soil erosion.
DPWH Region 13 Director Danilo E. Versola said tourism and socio-economic development in Dinagat Islands is seen to improve with the recently completed road project as it will hasten land travel to world-class tourist destinations.
Dubbed as the “Mystical Island Province of Love”, Dinagat Islands is home of a bat sanctuary located in the town of Tubajon; a Disney-like structure called White Castle in San Jose; Kisses Islets in Libjo, and mesmerizing beaches with rock formations in the town of Basilisa among many others. (DPWH)