CAPOOCAN, Leyte –At least P50 million has been poured out by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Leyte Second District Engineering Office for the access road leading to Calumpijan Island and Coastal Road Diving Spot in Capoocan, Leyte.
District Engineer Gerald Pacanan said that the 1.8 kilometers road concreting involves 621 meters of drainage canal and 230 meters of stone masonry.
“This new road project will attract more tourists to visit the place as they would have easier access to get to the island,” he said.
Pacanan added that the project will also improve the standard of living for the locales as this would speed up the movement of people, goods and services, and enhance the economic growth of the community.
The road project will be beneficial to the residents of the coastal barangays in Cabul-an, Talisay, Tolibao, Guindiaongan, Libertad, Potot, Gayad, and Talairan.
Once fully completed, this road will connect to the municipality of Leyte-Leyte, which will be an alternative route in going to Biliran province.
Calumpijan Island lies between Capoocan, Leyte and Biliran province.