[Latest News][6]

2016
Achievers
Advisory
Agriculture
Albay
Albay News
Announcements
Banner
Bicol
Bicol Express
bicol local news
bicol local newspaper
Bicol News
bicol news latest
Bicol Songs
Bicol Vigilantes
Bicolana beauties
Bicolano achievers
Bikol news
Binibining Pilipinas
Business
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Caramoan Massacre
Case in Point
Catanduanes
Celebrations
Church
Column
Community
Contributions
Culture
Daet
Daraga
Development
Disaster
Documents
Drugs
Economy
Editorial
Education
Entertainment
Environment
Events
Feature
Features
Filipino News
Food
Food Trip
Government
Headlines
Health
Human Interest
Infographics
Infrastructure
Iriga
Iriga City
Isipon Osipon
Jobs
Jokes
Kantang suanoy
Legazpi
Legazpi City
Letters
Libmanan
Lifestyle
Ligao City
Live
Masbate
masbate city
mayon
MayonPH
Media
Mining
Modelo Bikolano
Nabua
Naga
Naga City
Nagueno
Nation
National
News
News Bullets
OFW
Opinion
Oragon
Orgullo
Palarong Bicol 2014
Palarong Bicol 2015
Penafrancia
Penafrancia 2014
Photos
Places
PNR
Police
Police Report
Politics
Polls
Power
Power Watch
Rawitdawit
Region
Science
Sorosgon
Sorsogon
Sorsogon City
Sorsoson
Special
Sports
Tabaco City
Tigsik
Tips
Tourism
Trending
Trivia
Videos
virac
Weather
Weekly Roundup
Who reads Bicol Standard
Willy Bayola
World
Youth

New boulevard in Camarines Norte seen to boost Bicol tourism

The development of a new boulevard named after former President Cory Aquino in Camarines Norte is seen to support the ecotourism industry in Bicol Region, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.

President Cory Aquino Boulevard
Photo: DPWH
“We are currently implementing the construction and improvement of newly converted national road, the President Cory Aquino Boulevard, which will serve as an access road to various tourism destinations in the province of Camarines Norte,” said DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.

Five (5) contracts are being undertaken by DPWH Region 5 along the Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd., which will be the longest boulevard in the country when completed at approximately 8.7 kilometers, stretching the towns of Daet, Mercedes to Talisay in Camarines Norte.

The projects include the rehabilitation/improvement/construction of San Jose Section in the municipality of Talisay, the Bagasbas Section in Daet, the Mercedes-Bagasbas Road, and the construction of two other bridges.

To date, DPWH has accomplished 58% of the programmed projects, completing 5.017 kilometers out of the 8.657 kilometers Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd with the remaining sections proposed for future funding in the amount of P265 million to include the construction of two (2) bridges.

The boulevard covers the area declared as a tourism destination by the Department of Tourism (DOT), as it is situated along the fine shores of Bagasbas Beach with a wide boardwalk cast from red semi adobe bricks intended for tourists view deck.

When completed, Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd. would further lead local and international visitors to: Calaguas Island in the town of Vinzons, the number one beach destination in Camarines Norte; Bagasbas Beach in Daet, the province’s surfing and kite spot; and to the town of Mercedes, dubbed as the “Fish Bowl Capital” of Bicol.

The construction and improvement of Pres. Cory Aquino Blvd. is under the DOT-DPWH Convergence Program for Enhancing Tourism Access, which aims to establish mutual cooperation to jointly undertake the identification, evaluation, prioritization and implementation of tourism infrastructures in declared tourism destinations.

Bicol Standard

Bicol news

Start typing and press Enter to search