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Road to Bird Sanctuary in Saint Bernard set for tourism

ST. BERNARD, Southern Leyte _ The PhP9.6 million tourism road project leading to Southern Leyte Bird Sanctuary and Mangrove Area in St. Bernard town has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte district engineering office (DPWH-SLDEO) reported. A kilometer stretch of uneven and sandy road was transformed into a two-lane concrete road akin to a national highway by the DPWH.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has identified the said sanctuary as one of the bird sites in Eastern Visayas, where the presence of diverse and various species of migratory birds has been documented, like Philippine Duck, Little Egret, Greenshank, Purple Heron, Common Sandpiper, Whiskered Tern, Great Knot, Whimbrel, Lesser Sand Plover, Terek Sandpiper, Rufous Night Heron, Javan pond Heron and Black-winged Stilt.
The construction of tourism access roads is part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 0+10-point economic strategy, which aims to promote rural and value chain development in order to boost agricultural and rural enterprise productivity as well as rural tourism. (DPWH)

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