In a bid to improve access roads leading to identified tourism destinations, several roads in five towns in Palawan were included in the Tourism Road Infrastructure Project (TRIP) for 2019.
The municipalities of Brooke’s Point, Narra, Sofronio Española, Roxas and San Vicente were among the beneficiaries of TRIP, a statement released by the Provincial Capitol said.
In Brooke’s Point, these roads are: New Panay Road, Lina–Sabsaban Falls, Matangkay Road–Ocean Spring, Mati Road, road leading to Freshwater Mini Lagoon in Samariniana Upper Tamlang, Tabud Road–Sitio Tabud Waterfalls, Tagpinasao Road–Salogon Eco-Tourism Site, Udiok Road–Inkera Falls in Malis, Sitio Lada–Pangobilian, Rizal Road–Brgy. Mambalot, Bulho Road–Little Baguio in Brgy. Calasaguen, and Amas Road.
In San Vicente town, these are the concreting of access road in Brgy. Sto. Niño to Ombo Falls in Bato ni Ningning, Crossing Landing Road going to Tugduan Mangrove Forest Eco-Park, Barangay Poblacion–Cappari Cove in Long beach, New Agutaya–San Isidro Tourism Access Road leading to Long beach and Access Road going to Pamuayan Waterfalls are underway.
In Roxas, the identified roads prioritized for TRIP are: National Highway to Cayasan Falls in Brgy. Dumarao, Eco-Park access in Sitio Man-ag, Brgy. IV, National Highway to Katutubo Site in Brgy. Tinitian, Provincial Road to So. Ita-wa Deck in Brgy. San Jose, and Provincial Road going to Tumarbong View Deck in Brgy. Tumarbong.
TRIP projects identified in Narra town are: Trident Oil Mine Site Eco-Adventure Park in Brgy. Poblacion, Tourism Road–South Mariwara in Brgy. Princess Urduja and Antipuluan Sea Road–Taritien Beach.
In Sofronio Española town, the target roads for new construction or improvement under TRIP include: Agis-agis Road–Panitian Shore in Brgy. Panitian, Pulot Shore Road–Caramay Beach, Iraray Access Road–Lighthouse and Reclamation Site in Brgy. Iraray, and Pulot Interior–La Redna Spring Farm, located in R.V Mitra Road patungong Tensai Farm in Brgy. Pulot Center.
During the first quarter of 2019, the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Provincial Government of Palawan and the representatives from the local government units of Busuanga, Coron, Cagayancillo, Taytay, San Vicente, Rizal, Balabac, Española, Narra and Puerto Princesa City attended the Tourism Road Infrastructure Program (TRIP) Consultation Workshop in Manila to identify and finalize plans for the 2020 Tourism Road Priority Projects.
“Ang 2020 Tourism Road Priority Projects ay may pangunahing layunin na gawing accessible ang mga kalsada patungo sa mga tourism destinations sa Palawan. Tinalakay din ang ilang estratehiya upang mapalakas ang pagpaplano, pagtukoy, pagsusuri at pagpopondo ng Tourism Road Infrastructure Program,” Palawan Provincial Information Office said.