More road projects to boost tourist spots in the pipeline  

THE CITY council committee on rules and privileges will authorize the city government to sign another deal with different agencies to improve road networks in at least five more tourist spots, according to documents from the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

The item is about the proposed memorandum of agreement between Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for a P703.46-million road project for five tourism sites.

The committee on rules recommended the approval of the legislative authority.

However, the item was not passed last Tuesday, as the council was short of one councilor to achieve a quorum during the scheduled regular session.

The road projects are under the DOT-DPWH Convergence Program.

These are as follows:

-          Road improvements from Bacaca Road/Circumferential Road towards the Francisco Bangoy International Airport

-          Improvement and widening of roads from Ecoland Terminal-Matina Crossing-Punta Dumalag Road leading to Seagull Beach Resort, Felis Beach Rresort, and the Pawikan Sanctuary

-          Upgrading/Reconstruction/Widening of Buhangin-CabantianCommunal Road Leading to D’Leonor Inland Resort, Communal Davao City

-          lmprovement/Concreting of Catigan  - Eden (Uguis) leading to Eden Nature Park

The last project involves the portion of the road within the city’s limits in the Lomondao-Salaysay-Arakan Road leading to Mt. Apo, Marilog.

The item is up for second reading at the city council.

The Convergence Program for Tourism Road Infrastructure Project Prioritization (TRIPP) is a joint undertaking of the identification, evaluation, prioritization and provision of tourism infrastructure, in priority tourist destination areas in the Philippines, according to official documents.

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