MAGPET, North Cotabato: The shortest route from North Cotabato to Davao City is set to open here next year, Magpet Mayor Florenito Gonzaga recently said. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regions 11 and 12 will undertake the P200-million tourism road project that would connect this town to Calinan district in Davao City. The new road will cut in half the 110-kilometer route from Kidapawan City to the Davao area. Magpet is some 10 kilometers away from Kidapawan City. Gonzaga said the road opening would boost tourism in the region and will serve as the fastest way to transport goods and agri-products from North Cotabato to business centers in Davao City. The DPWH conducted surveys on the mountains of Magpet in 2013.