Negros Oriental provincial government lauds steps to boost tourism
DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug 21 (PIA) -- The provincial government of Negros Oriental lauded the efforts of tourism stakeholders in fleshing out a provincial tourism roadmap that aims to boost the local tourism industry.
The provincial tourism office crafted a tourism development plan during the strategic planning workshop with local stakeholders and officials from the Department of Tourism.
Gov. Roel Degamo said the plan will help realize his goals toward a more improved tourism industry in the province.
The governor said tourism is one of the central components behind his livelihood programs as he recognizes the potential of an improved tourism industry in opening jobs and livelihood opportunities in the province.
The provincial government allots a sizeable budget for the development of the local tourism industry every year.
These funds have been used for the continued development of Lake Balanan in Siaton town where a zip line was built and completed, Capitol Information Officer Adrian Sedillo said.
Other tourist spots that have been developed are the Twin Lakes of Balinsasayaw, Mabinay Caves, Mantalip Reef in Bindoy and Tanjay Mangrove Forest, among others.
Sedillo said the provincial government has also prioritized the rehabilitation of popular tourist areas that were hit by the floods brought by Tropical Storm Sendong, such as the Tejeros Resort in Valencia and Baslay Hot Spring in Dauin. (RMN-PIA7 Negros Oriental)
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