This new Valencia to Toco Roadway (What we the villagers call the Toco Highway) will have a positive impact... The length of time and the difficulty faced in coming up to the communities on the northeast coast has been drastically cut. So we have a more comfortable tourist and comfortable visitor.
The core of activities that our organisation provides (our group, Nature Seekers) is eco-tourism activities, so the time taken for tourists to come is shorter the level of difficulties faced by tourists is smaller. So again, the new roadway will encourage these very tourists to go back and speak to other people. So you have a kind of cyclical trend of increase in business to our area.”
- Ganesh Thannoo