Philippines: Strawberry-shaped walkway to be constructed in Beguet

A strawberry-shaped walkway would be put up at the strawberry fields of Benguet province’s capital town of La Trinidad to draw more tourists as the province revives its pandemic-stricken economy.

The elevated pathway is part of the new projects being undertaken by the Benguet State University (BSU). BSU is one of the country’s pioneering farm schools.

One of the biggest attractions of La Trinidad Valley, the strawberry fields are where tourists come to pick fresh berries. These remained closed due to local regulations against leisure travel.

But government officials have discussed plans to reopen the fields now that strawberries are in season.

Last year, Benguet lost almost P100 million in revenues when tourism activities stopped due to the Luzon lockdown from March to May and the subsequent quarantine to control the spread of the coronavirus disease.

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