(Photo by Jonathan Maldupana through Wikimapia)

The regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said its Coron-Busuanga road widening project from two to four lanes is now underway to give the tourists and the locals better access and to improve the transportation of agricultural products.

DPWH regional director Wilfredo Mallari said recently that the widening of the 73-kilometer Coron-Busuanga road also aims to invigorate tourism activities in Busuanga, where there is a safari park.

“A P100 million widening project of Coron-Busuanga road is already ongoing to meet the high demand of tourists from Francisco B. Reyes International Airport in Busuanga going to Coron town proper and vice versa.

Mallari further said that once completed, the widened road will mean improved safety of travelers, especially during the peak season”.

An allocation of around P2.26 billion, he said, will be needed to complete the road project.

He said he is hoping that the funding requirement for the purpose will be there to support the tourism industries of both towns.

“We hope for the continued funding of this project as this will support Coron’s tourism industry,” he said.

“The widening can help create jobs and reduce poverty in the area. Better roads will also provide convenience to locals, especially small-scale traders transporting agricultural and fishery products to bigger markets,” Mallari said in the statement.


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