PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
'Zipline' in Sogod engenders more businessby ES Gorne
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan 11 (PIA) -- To the surprise of local businessmen, zipline, a locally based extreme sport destination in the municipality of Sogod has engendered a host of business opportunities for them.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Office spearheaded an investment and financing forum in the locality participated in by 28 local business giving priority to the tourism sector, DTI Trade and Industry Development specialist Sandra Alcober said.
DTI provincial director Michael Nuṅez emphasized that the locality lacks facilities needed by tourists. He noted that there is a need for restaurants, night life entertaiments (bands, disco, etc), transportation facilities to ferry visitors from poblacion down to the Zipline area in Brgy. Kahupian, souvenir shops, Alcober said.
It is also noted that even at the zipline area, there is no restaurant. One has to travel more 10 kilometers to get to the downtown area for food, she added.
At the same time, the financing forum followed where government brought three banks; SB Corporation, Land bank, and Metro Bank, who offered local businessmen different financing programs, Alcober reported.(esg/PIA Southern Leyte)