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DPWH constructs access roads to ‘Fire Mountain’ Mt. Cagua in Cagayan

/ 04:19 PM August 05, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a component of its project aimed at improving roads leading to the tourist destination Mt. Cagua, locally known as the “Fire Mountain.”

According to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, the DPWH has been working on road improvements in the municipality of Gonzaga—home to the famous Mt. Cagua in Cagayan Valley Region.

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“We want to complete these tourism improvement projects immediately to improve access and connectivity of residents and attract more tourists to visit the wonders of this part of Cagayan,” Villar said in a statement.

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“These road improvement projects leading to Gonzaga Municipality’s emerging tourist destinations are implemented in convergence with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to promote both tourism and socio-economic development in the province,” he added.

According to Villar, the paving of the 4.24-kilometer road in Barangay Magrafil, inclusive of drainage, slope protection structure, and reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings, has already been completed.

A total of P110 million has been allocated to the Margrafil access road under the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Additionally, P5 million has been allocated for another ongoing project in the same barangay which includes the concreting of 185 meters of the road with 195 linear meter stone masonry and riprap. The ongoing project is already 91.26 percent completed.

In Barangay Sta. Clara, there are two ongoing projects: the improvement of a 2.78-kilometer access road and a 34-meter carriageway, both reinforced with concrete shoulders, retaining walls, line canals and slope protection structures, said the DPWH. Kenzie Kinsella, trainee

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