Bagac town to convert 2,000 hectares of land for industrial and ecological tourism
BAGAC, Bataan – Mayor Louise Gabriel Q. del Rosario is eyeing some 2,000 hectares of still underdeveloped lands in three coastal villages of this town to be converted into industrial estate and ecological tourism site.
Mayor del Rosario stressed Bagac, as one of the leading travel and tourism destinations in Central Luzon should carry out a comprehensive sustainable scheme of establishing labor-intensive livelihood projects in Barangay Quinawan, Binuagan and Paisawan to complement the town’s existing status as a premier tourist hub.
He strongly highlighted that the tourism industry should not only be the centerpiece of the municipal economic growth but the exploitation of underutilized lands is equally necessary for the attainment of productive entrepreneurial objectives like generating stable jobs for the residents, income for the small and medium businessmen and more revenues for the government.
Citing the completion of the concreting of the 42 kilometer coastal road connecting Bagac to the industrial town of Mariveles, Mayor del Rosario said it would open the great potential of the three coastal villages as health and retirement haven for foreign and local residents living in the best environs facing the splendid picturesque and panoramic vista of the West Philippine Sea.
Mayor del Rosario, the youngest elected municipal mayor in the country in the last local elections and former National Sangguniang Kabataan Federated president, has allocated P 1.6 million for the preparation of the town’s tourism master plan to ensure a more dynamic and plausible package to facilitate the historical, cultural heritage, traditional practices and other valuable information which would further enhance the significant role of Bagac as one of the two starting points of infamous Death March.
He added the municipal tourism plan would expedite the conduct of tourism resource inventory of the study area including the availability of tourist attractions, existing facilities and structures, amenities and service providers.