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Jaro tourism road

March 13, 2019

CARIGARA, Leyte – A major access road leading to Villaconzoilo Agri and Eco Tourism Farm in Jaro, Leyte is now serving tourists and motorists, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second district engineering office reported.

The department poured out a total of P85 million for the concreting of the 3.5-km long and 6.1-meter wide road including its drainage system.

According to Gerald A. Pacanan, DPWH Leyte II district engineer, the completion of this project will surely boost tourism in the area and provide more opportunities to the community.

“Through better road connectivity, we are promoting inclusive growth and poverty reduction, especially in rural areas,” he added.

Villaconzoilo is an upland village seven kilometers away from the town proper of Jaro and lies 600 meters above sea level, known for its cool and natural atmosphere.

It is the first farm tourism in Leyte accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT), offering various high-value products including strawberries, grapes, watermelons, lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cauliflowers, rambutan, radish, and asparagus.

The farm is not just known as rich agricultural plantation, but also as a learning site on practical agriculture accredited by the Agricultural Training Institute.

Meanwhile, as part of the government’s effort to extend development programs in hard to reach communities, the district is currently implementing a P9.85 million road concreting project leading to Silawan Falls in this village under Payapa at Masaganang Pamayan (PAMANA) fund.

Gearing towards the Golden Age of Infrastructure, the DPWH-DOT partnership will continue, implementing projects boosting tourism and overall economic progress in the country.