As the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar announced, the access road going to the famous Kaparkan Falls located in Tineg, Abra is currently ongoing. Once the road is finished, tourists who are planning to visit the Kaparkan Falls and explore the Province of Abra can conveniently do so.
Secretary Villar announced, “The construction of the 11-kilometer Alimusgan-Bai-Caganayan Access Road is among the priority projects of DPWH Abra District Engineering Office to ensure a safe and pleasant experience for visitors of the high terraced falls in Barangay Caganayan.”
3 Phases of Improvement of the Alimusgan-Bai-Caganayan Access Road
According to DPWH Cordillera Administrative Region Director, Tiburcio Canlas, the multi-year improvement of the access road started in 2018. The construction and improvement of the Alimusgan-Bai-Caganayan Access Road is implemented in three (3) phases. The project’s first phase, involving the roadway excavation and concrete paving, cost P27.78-million. The project’s second, involving the road paving, stone masonry, and installation of guardrails, costs P14-million. The third phase of this project which will continue this year, 2020, involving the slope protection structures and concrete paving of the additional 2.10-kilometers costs P41-million under the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Purpose of the Alimusgan-Bai-Caganayan Access Road
Aside from boosting tourism, the Alimusgan-Bai-Caganayan Access Road is being constructed to improve the mobility and transfer of goods and services in the agricultural municipality of Tineg, Abra.