The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is working to provide tourists with safer and more convenient travel experience to Pinsal Falls in Lupao, Nueva Ecija.
DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, citing reports from DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller A. Tolentino, said that the road works are currently being undertaken by the DPWH Nueva Ecija First District Engineering Office (DEO) to ease access to one of Nueva Ecija’s hidden treasures in Lupao town.
The construction of the access road was started in 2017 to support the initiatives of the local government unit of Lupao for the development of Pinsal Falls Ecotourism Park in Barangay Namulandayan.
According to OIC-District Engineer Armando Z. Manabat, the DPWH Nueva Ecija First DEO is currently conducting P9.6-million upgrades along the 1.23-lane kilometer section of the access road.
OIC-District Engineer Manabat also reported that unpaved sections of the access road were recommended for inclusion in the proposed FY 2023 DPWH Annual Infrastructure Program.
Aside from boosting tourism industry potential of the area, the continuous improvement along the access road is also seen to benefit local farmers regularly transporting their agricultural products such as rice, corn, and onions.