DPWH paves road
leading to Calabato Hot Spring in Leyte
DPWH 2nd LED
May 8, 2019
LA PAZ, Leyte – The
road leading to Calabato Hot Spring in La Paz town is now serving
the public with new concrete pavement, the Department of Public
Works and Highways Leyte second district engineering office
The government has poured
out a total of P46 million for the concreting of 1.6592-kilometer
two-lane road and construction of an arch bridge.
According to Gerald
Pacanan, lack of convenient road access has been a problem by the
local government here, prompting the agency to allocate funds for
the road development project.
“Tourism is a great
contributor for economic progress. That is why the DPWH and the
Department of Tourism has strengthened its program in building more
roads leading to tourist’s destination,” he said.
He added that the district
also plans to develop the entire 8-kilometer road and install solar
“Communities living in
this area will also benefit from this. Since most of them are
farmers, this road network development will provide access to all
kinds of vehicles, thus, transportation of commodities will be
easier and cheaper,” Pacanan said.
As of now, the local
government of La Paz is continuously developing the town’s top
tourism destination after it was damage by super typhoon Yolanda in
2013. Number of visitors are also expected to rise.