P106-million bridge to boost eco-tourism in BARMM’s coastal municipalities

Published April 14, 2021, 7:16 AM

by Dennis Principe

A municipality and its neighboring towns within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are expected to benefit from a newly-built bridge which was inaugurated early this month.

BORA MINDA VERSION. Puracay, a 92-kilometer stretch of white sand beach located in BARMM’s municipality of Datu Blah Sinsuat (DBS), is expecting an increase in its tourism activities with the recent inauguration of the newly-built Matuber Bridge. ( Photo courtesy of LGU of Datu Blah Sinsuat)

The P106-million Matuber Bridge located in the municipality of Datu Blah Sinsuat (DBS) is seen as a game changer in terms of the region’s tourism economy apart from the improvement of transportation in the area.
One of the top attractions of DBS is “Puracay”, a 92-kilometer stretch of white sand beach located in Barangay Pura. Another popular destination is the Moro Gulf that offers dolphin and whale shark watching activities.
In a statement, BARMM said the Matuber Bridge is “expected to boost the town’s economic activity given that it is rich with aquatic resources and beautiful white beaches.”
“The bridge symbolizes the needed connection among communities so that goods, services, and more importantly ideas can freely flow and interact so that we can push more rapidly development into this part of the province of Maguindanao,” said Minister of the Interior and Local Government Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo.