CAGAYAN—- The construction of the access road leading to Mt. Pulag National Park has continued under the implementation of the Department of Public Works and Highways – Nueva Vizcaya First District Engineering Office (DPWH-NV1st DEO) despite the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Wilzon Valdez, DPWH regional infromation officer said, the project was being funded under the Tourism Road Infrastructure Project (TRIP) Program.
The annual funding of the project started last 2018 and all the remaining sections are expected to be completed by 2022, as part of the “Build, Build, Build” Program of the administration.
With the completion of the project, it will also support the efforts of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in stimulating and boosting local travels.
It will also attract Filipino consumers to patronize Philippine-owned and operated facilities and services amid the COVID 19 pandemic.
Mt. Pulag National Park is the highest peak in Luzon, and is the second highest mountain in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,922 m. above sea level.
Valdez noted that the Ambaguio trail in Nueva Vizcaya was just among the four major trails up the summit. The other three are the Ambangeg trail in Bokod Benguet and Akiki and Tawangan trails in Kabayan, Benguet. These trails are managed by the Mount Pulag National Park, under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.