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Friday, July 03, 2009


The Department of Tourism is now formulating new program for the four tourist spots in the Province of Samar as the Department of Public Works and Highways nearly completes the Lope De Vega - San Isidro Road Project.

DPWH Undersecretary Rafael Yabut, in charge of Visayas operations said that the programmed works for 2009 is already 77.8% complete and is expected to be completed before December this year.

" Once completed this new road network will serve as the main access road to four water falls sites, namely: Busay Falls, Kangpungkol Falls, Ogsad Falls and Pangaselian Falls in San Isidro, Eastern Samar " Yabut said.

Yabut also added that this project will not only boost the tourism industry in the five identified barangays in the area but it will also provide investment livelihood opportunities among the localities.

The Lope De Vega - San Isidro Road Project has a total of 44.25 kilometers of road which includes the construction of a 720 lineal meters of bridge.
To date, the district office is currently conducting road opening works along the two kilometer mountainous terrain in San Isidro.

There are remaining 18.73 kilometers of new road opening to be accomplished and ready for implementation upon the release of the needed funds. But because of the good weather condition on the site, the winning contractor had already started construction activities in the area.

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