60M tourism development project onsets in Alegria

A 60 million pesos worth of tourism development project in the Municipality of Alegria has already started on March 2015 by the JMT Construction.


Tourism road development project from Barangay Julio Ouano to Lu Mondo waterfalls, Barangay Budlingin in Alegria, Surigao del Norte. (Photo by Johny S. Natad)

Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Edipolo Mosquito, Jr bared that the project entitled “Improvement/Construction of Junction National Road Leading to Lumondo Waterfalls and Eco Park Road” is a grant project under convergence fund from the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

“The project will be expected to develop one of the priority tourism sites of the town by improvement of road system with a total length of 3.03 kilometers from the junction national road to Alegria Integrated Transport Terminal toward Barangay Budlingin Lumondo Waterfalls and eco-park and to be completed within 150 calendar days,” said Mosquito.

Mosquito further revealed that such tourism development project proposal was packaged since 2012. They expect to have the project early in 2013 or 2014; however the DOT inform them that such budget was not included in the previous years’ appropriation act.

Meanwhile, the peoples of Barangay Ouano residing along the current provincial rough road are very happy with the inception of the project implementation since it will make them very accessible and comfortable of transportation soon free from lumpy and dusty road anymore once it will be completed. However, some are also sad especially those residence affected by the road improvement and widening. (Johny S. Natad)