ComVal wellness road to be completed this year

The 65-kilometer wellness loop, a road in Compostela Valley that will pass by key tourist destinations like hot springs and waterfalls, is set to be completed before the end of the year.

Once the project is completed, Christine T. Dompor, senior tourism operations officer of the province, said it would make the tourist attractions accessible as these would be along the highway.

The project, which has an allocation of P800 million, is funded by the by the provincial government, Department of Tourism and Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority.

“The opening of the road access will surely open another destination in Compostela Valley,” Dompor said.

The wellness road is among the landmark projects of the provincial government, while the other similar project is the Gold Museum, set up by the first quarter next year.

The wellness road, based on the plan of the provincial government, would stretch from the Davao-Butuan National Highway and Mawab junction in the municipality of Mawab to the municipalities of Maco, Maragusan, and Pantukan.

In line with the project, the provincial government is developing the Amakan Crater, Rafflesia site, Miyaya Falls, Pyalitan Falls, Tagbibinta Falls, Marangig Falls, Mainit Sulfuric Waterfall Hotspring, Lake Leonard and Salvosa Falls.

Based on the plan of the provincial government of Compostela Valley, the Mainit Sulfuric Waterfall Hotspring in Brgy. Mainit, Maco, for instance, would have three downstream sauna baths, 10 concrete benches and side pathway.

This will also include the establishment of two toilets, two bathrooms, rehabilitation of existing open cottages, dormitory-type cottage with four accommodation rooms and one function hall, one tribal long house, 10 small tribal-inspired hillside cottages and view deck. (KMF)

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