P 10 million road project to uplift livelihood of Aeta community and local tourism
BAGAC, Bataan – The municipal government of Bagac has completed the concreting of 1.3-kilometer road worth P 10 million in Sitio Matalangao, in the upland village of Banawang here, to provide better accessibility for the indigenous people to transport their agricultural crops to the market and for the expansion of travel and tourism industry.
Nick S. Ancheta, the municipal administrator of Bagac, said Mayor Louise Gabriel Q. del Rosario gave the go signal for the implementation of the road project which is vital for the residents in the upland areas for speedy productive activities, benefit from government health and social services programs and expansion of ecological tourism.
He explained the new concrete road would hasten the socio-economic growth of the Aeta community and upland farmers in the periphery of Bataan National Park with the growing interest from mountain trekkers, picnickers and other nature lovers from different provinces in Central Luzon and Metro Manila to explore the biodiversity of Bataan ‘s virgin forest.
Ancheta has enumerated the tourism impact to the local economy with the latest improvement in the road network which would facilitate the assessment and analysis of the municipal tourism development plan.
The new road would lead to the identification of selected tourism development areas based on the established criteria and integrate them into strategic destination areas or tourism enterprise zones with special themes, products, and market positioning to guide the local government in securing resources to support its development including promotion of tourism investment.