THE ACCESS road to Arindar Cave in Gonzaga. — DPWH-R2
THREE ROAD projects leading to tourist sites in Gonzaga, Cagayan have been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways-Region 2 office (DPWH-2) reported. With a total cost of P99.5 million, the roads provide easier access to Bagsang Falls, Arindar Cave, and Manaring Hotspring. DPWH-2 District Engineer Rosauro R. Guerrero, in a statement, said these projects will boost not just tourism but the overall local economy. “This will also provide income-generating opportunities to the locals. Most especially, these newly-concreted roads will speed up the delivery of basic goods and services in the area,” he said. The projects were implemented through the Convergence program of DPWH and the Department of Tourism. Gonzaga, classified as a first class town with agriculture as the main industry, is about 133 kilometers northeast of Cagayan’s capital, Tuguegarao City.