Malaguicay Falls access road in Abuyog, now finished

The DPWH Region VIII recently completed the construction of the road leading to the Malaguicay Falls in Abuyog, Leyte, a popular tourist destination. Photo: DPWH-8/Facebook

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VIII recently finished constructing the road leading to Malaguicay Falls in Abuyog, Leyte, a popular tourist destination in the province.

According to Regional Director Allan Borromeo, the Jct. Abuyog-Silago Road to Cadac-an-Malaguicay Road leading to Malaguicay Falls, Abuyog, Leyte project is part of the DPWH and Department of Tourism's convergence initiative, or the Tourism Road Infrastructure Projects (TRIP).

The total project cost of the 22.89 km road infrastructure is P775.97 million, funded through the GAA 2014-2021. The project includes the construction of concrete roads, drainage, and slope protection, as well as new bridges connecting two (2) national roads, the Abuyog-Silago Road (S00191LT) and the Himay-angan - Silago - Abuyog Bdry Rd (S00210LT).

The official also revealed that the project was implemented by the DPWH Regional Office 8 and the Leyte 5th District Engineering Office on February 27, 2022.

Improved access to the Malaguicay waterfalls has been pushed through not only due to tourist popularity, but also to provide safer and faster transportation of people, goods, and services in traversed communities.

Abuyog is a first-class municipality and the largest coastal town on the island of Leyte's eastern coast, with several well-known tourist destinations.

 “It is very timely that we improve roads leading to tourist sites, in order to establish or generate livelihood or job opportunities while we slowly recover from economic loss due to the pandemic,” RD Borromeo said.

For the fiscal year 2021, the office was able to carry out 36 TRIP projects with a total budget of P943 million. Meanwhile, the DPWH 8 has been tasked with implementing 28 road projects totaling $1 billion under the TRIP program by 2022. —Tacloban News Update (Source: DPWH-8)
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