The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recently turned over to the provincial government of Davao del Sur, the newly-completed Mt. Apo Agri-Eco Tourism Park which is expected to bring more tourists to the province.

In a report to DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan, DPWH Davao del Sur District Engineering Office reported the completion of the entire P116.90-million development project in Barangay Kapatagan, surrounding Lake Cometa and overlooking Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines.

“The turned-over project includes structures and facilities surrounding the park’s main attraction, Lake Cometa.” 

According to the report, the turned-over project includes structures and facilities surrounding the park’s main attraction, Lake Cometa.

Completed are: the admin building or reception complete with comfort rooms and electrical lightings, outlets, and plumbing fixtures in an area of 280 square meters; a 185-square meter amphitheater; three duplex villas with an area of 90 square meters including porch and comfort rooms; one unit of three-bedroom duplex villa; a guard house with an area of 64 square meters; a 280-square meter gazebo, 288-square meter restaurant with comfort rooms; four comfort rooms for male and female with toilets and shower area; 14 day tour cottages; two swimming pools, measuring 250 square meters and another 130 square meters; and 555-meter concrete perimeter fence with a height of five meters.

DPWH also constructed an access road leading to the park with a total length of 450 meters and width of 6.7 meters; a pathway and riprapping of Lake Cometa with a length of 382 meters; storm drainage and concrete step pads with a length of 432.53 meters; and 598-meter drainage structure composed of reinforced concrete pipe culvert, manhole, and stone masonry catch basin.

“With the completion of this fully-equipped agri-ecotourism park, locals and foreign visitors of Davao del Sur now have a new place to unwind and be one with nature 24/7,” Bonoan concluded.



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