TACLOBAN CITY – The finished infrastructure projects in Leyte town now serve and enhance or boost the economy of the municipality and nearby areas, a report from the office of Leyte provincial governor, based in this city, said.
Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla told reporters in an interview that the concreted road including the bridge and other related infrastructure projects worth P72 million leading to Kalabato Hot Spring, in La Paz town is now serving the constituents and the tourist destination of the town.
Petilla said that the road enhances the economic activity and provides opportunities for residents of the town through easier transport of commodities and products to and from the market.
He added that the infrastructure projects also boost the tourist’ destination of the municipality.
In an earlier interview, Tourism Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes said that the road in the newly-identified tourism spot in La Paz town will surely attract more local and foreign tourists with the infrastructure now in place.
Tiopes explained that the construction of the infrastructure was made possible through the Tourism Road Infrastructure Projects (TRIP), a project convergence between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The Kalabato Hot Spring is located within the Mahagnao Volcano National Park, a protected zone with an area of 635 hectares situated within the boundaries of the municipalities of La Paz, Burauen and McArthur, all in Leyte.
Other attractions of the tourist destination, aside from the hot spring, are the lush forest and the wildlife species like the various kinds of birds, tarsiers and monkeys that abound in the area.