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DOT to develop the rich cultural heritage and ecological resources of Bataan town

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  • Raffy C. V.
  • 6 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing to explore the rich cultural heritage and God given ecological  resources  of one of the fast growing commercial towns in Northern Bataan into an agri-forest tourism site.

Orani Mayor Efren E. Pascual, Jr. envisions a workable concept of sustainable development strategy that would transform the town as one of the five eco-tourism destinations in Central Luzon by year 2020.

The latest improvement scenario of DOT in coordination with the Provincial Tourism Office headed by Architect Tetchie B. Enriquez and Mrs. Vicky S. Garcia, chairperson of Bataan Peninsula Tourism Council Foundation, Incorporated to undertake a long-range productive scheme would strengthen the investors’ confidence on the existing macroeconomic fundamentals in promoting local competencies of motivating visitors.

Mayor Pascual, a former Bataan vice governor, has predicted the magnitude of the outcome of the  socio-economic arrangements like the inclusion of the town in lucrative package tours and educational programs to  the thriving farm communities and forest tourism industry to the well-being of the people in the countryside .

He stressed the proposed action plan would serve as a comprehensive environmental framework that would provide directions to small and medium entrepreneurs to survey the most saleable local products for travel and tourism consumptions.

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