The Kaitulari Eco Park–declared as the first eco-tourism zone in Negros Island way back in 1998–is once again easily accessible to visitors.
This, after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) finished the rehabilitation of an access road leading to Kaitulari, which is located in the mountainous part of Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental.
Citing a report by DPWH Negros Occidental 2nd OIC-District Engineer Rolando P. Valdez, Secretary Mark A. Villar bared that the completed project covers the repair along the 1.28-kilometer road, which utilized 230-millimeter thick with 6.10-meter width concrete pavement with stone masonry, and metal guardrail including post and metal beam end piece.
The road work was worth P24.5 million.
“Rehabilitation of this access road will give boost to the tourism industry in the highlands of Negros Occidental and promote the importance of environmental protection to both locals and tourists,” said Villar.
“The completed project will also facilitate better mobility of people and more efficient delivery of goods between Moises Padilla and its neighboring municipalities,” added the DPWH chief.