LEGAZPI CITY, February 24 (PIA) – Roads leading to tourist destinations will be improved under a joint program of the tourism and public works departments, a government official said.
Tourism officer Fe Reverente-Buela said the program aims to provide tourists fast, safe, and convenient travel to their destinations while they are in the country.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will evaluate which roads to prioritize in the DOT-DPWH Convergence program, considering factors such as distance, accommodation facilities and number of local and foreign guests.
In Bicol, tourism officials will be guided by criteria set out by the Technical Working Group of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST )and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Reverente-Buela said.
The DPWH would be able to fund the program under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. and the DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, she added. (MAL/EMM, PIA V/Albay)