The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) in convergence with the Department of Tourism (DOT) has set aside P105M to develop road leading to Talustusan Falls in Naval, Biliran.
David Adongay Jr., District Engineer said that the allocated amount is to be implemented under a multi-year funding from Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2022.
“The access road project leading to Talustusan Falls will encourage more local and foreign tourists to visit the place since the said tourist destination is still undeveloped,” said Adongay.
According to Adongay, the project has a total length of 4.715-Kilometer two-lane road with a width of 6.10-meter and a thickness of 0.23-meter including complete roadside features and road safety.
Under 2020 implementation, Biliran DEO will implement the concreting of existing gravel road and rehabilitation of existing damaged paved road at Sitio Magtaran-an, Brgy. Talustusan with a length of 1.215-kilometer two lane road amounting to P35M while the remaining 3.5-kilometer two lane road is for implementation for the next two years amounting to P35M each.
The completion of this project by phases will help boost tourism in the province. Walking time will also be reduced from 10-15 minutes to just 3-5 minutes to reach the waterfalls.
“Not only the tourists will benefit this project but also the farmers along this road project can enjoy a wider, safer, and convenient transport of agricultural products to market centers,” said Adongay.