Gov. Cua bares tourism development plans
by Thelma C. Bicarme
Cabarroguis, Quirino (8 September) -- Gov. Junie Evangelista recently announced his new infrastructure plans which will further boost the province's tourism potentials and economic development.
Speaking before vice mayors, municipal councilors and tourism officers at the recently concluded Provincial Orientation on the Tourism Act of 2009 here, Cua said the province is eyeing for the construction of a first class wakeboarding facility at the I Love Quirino Park, just a stone's throw from the Provincial Capitol.
"Let us make Quirino a mini Hong Kong which developed from a small village into dynamic metropolis with the best tourists destinations," Cua said.
"By making our province a popular tourist destination, it would mean additional jobs for the Quirinians and additional revenues for the province," Gov. Cua added.
Gov. Cua has urged the municipal officials especially the local legislators to enact more laws in support to the tourism industry of the province. He also challenged the legislators to put in place the existing policies in their municipalities in order to attract more tourists ad investors.
Cua also bared his plans to improve the other tourist destinations of the province such as the Aglipay Caves, Maddela Rapids, Bimmapor and others.
It can be recalled that Former Governor now Congressman Dax Cua has also made an announcement regarding the province's plan to erect a world-class sports facilities such as basketball and tennis courts, boxing arena, swimming pools, wakeboarding area.
The younger Cua also announced that the provincial government and the office of the congressman have already sourced out initial funds for the project.
Meanwhile, Provincial Tourism Officer Aurea V. Martinez said that the influx of tourists in the province is not affected by the bloody hostage-taking incident in Manila, adding that Quirino province through the years has maintained its peacefulness.
Martinez also said that they are expecting a large number of local and foreign tourists to be coming to the province for the 39th Quirino Day celebration from September 6-10, 2010. (PIA 2) [top]