The local government unit of South Cotabato has prioritized the establishment of an eco-tourism highway to attract domestic and foreign tourists in the province.
Chief of Staff Rudy Jimenea of the Office of the Governor, informed the members of the Information Coordinating Network, Region 12 (ICON-12) during its February 16 meeting , that Governor Arthur Pingoy, Jr. has given premium to the development of the eco-tourism highway from Polomolok, the first town coming from General Santos City and to the interior scenic spot of Lake Sebu.
|Photos courtey of Sir Julz Mella|
The governor, according to Jimenea, has been supportive to the projects of the municipal tourism councils among which are the Tarsier Sanctuary at Barangay Linan, Tupi, South Cotabato and the development of the water tubing project at Trunkini River, Barangay Lamlahak, Lake Sebu.
Governor Pingoy considers tourism projects as economic activities, Jimenea continued. The following tourism and sports ventures, he said, which are sources of revenues for the province are: Zipline at Seven Falls, Lake Sebu; South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Center; South Cotabato Sports Complex and Protech Center, all in Koronadal City.
To boost tourism further, the province will purchase a bus as transport service of tourists, Jimenea said. In addition, four (4) close circuit TV (CCTV) units will be installed in strategic places covering the eco-tourism highway, he added. (RD-OTS/PIA 12)
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