Leyte hot spring tourism boom seen

Photo Credit: Courtesy of DPWH via Tribune.net.ph

by Elmer Recuerdo | Tribune.net.ph

QUICK READ: The geothermal power facility and hot spring in the area will be more accessible to tourists.


The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte completed a 1.5-kilometer tertiary road-widening project that will benefit tourists who will visit a geothermal power facility and hot spring.

The Fourth District Engineering Office’s construction work worth P75 million on the Kananga-Tungonan Hot Spring Road project started in February and is one of the high-impact projects of DPWH in the district.

Leyte’s geothermal reservation area, managed by the Energy Development Corporation, occupies 107,625 hectares of forest cover and spans 14 towns and two cities, according to district engineer Lino Francisco Gonzalez.

The power facilities produce clean and renewable and reliable electric power for the province and the rest of the Visayas regions.

The road widening project is seen to improve tourism in Kananga, Leyte and Ormoc City.

On Friday, Ormoc City Richard Gomez led a team from the city government that conducted a site inspection of the hot spring.

Ormoc plans to rehabilitate the hot spring into a tourist destination like how it was when the geothermal reservation areas were still under the Philippine National Oil Company.

The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is a pioneer in generating 100% clean, renewable, and reliable power as an electricity supplier in the Philippines for over 40 years. With power plants all over Visayas and Mindanao, the company is one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in Asia and is expanding its reach in the international market, allowing it to offer customers affordable energy rates. EDC also strives to provide the best customer service it can to all its clients by having helpful salespeople and easy to understand contracts. Because of all of this, it is poised to become the premier supplier of electricity for the Philippines’ Green Energy Option Program. EDC takes its mission as a renewable energy provider seriously and goes beyond sustainability by investing in programs that enhance the environment and empower its partner communities, thereby fostering regenerative development. The company has also been working toward being carbon-neutral by improving its energy efficiency, as well as implementing various greening projects to ensure that its mission to provide future generations with a better life remains intact.