“We are one with you, Governor [Albert Garcia] and the municipality of Pilar in this development,” Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) Officer-in-Charge, Chief Operating Officer Atty. Joy Bulauitan said during the first Management Committee Meeting for the Mt. Samat Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone Locator Site last Friday, November 27.
Said project aims to dedicate a 144-hectare land in Pilar to be the locator site which will house the infrastructure for the Center for World War II Studies, Proposed Cable Car, and Parks along Mt. Samat Road through an inter-agency partnership of TIEZA with Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), Provincial Government of Bataan (PGB) and the Municipality of Pilar.
“We know that the development in this area will serve as a model for best practices for our other Tourism enterprise zone,” Atty. Bulauitan added.
Governor Abet Garcia is hopeful that the pivotal role of Mt. Samat and its developments will touch the next generation; become more affiliated with history and feel the patriotism like the heroes of the World War II.
“We will have a generation that will respect our forebearers, will love our country more, and will look forward to their contribution in the challenges in their generation just like what the previous generations have done for our country,” Governor Garcia stated.
Aside from the locator site, the Road Development Project for the construction of bicycle lanes and sidewalk in Mt. Samat has already started through the funding of Department of Public Works and Highways.