BAGAC, Bataan – Local municipal officials of the premier tourist spot in the historic peninsula have appreciated the positive responses coming from the Chinese economic mission to participate in the establishment of a steel manufacturing plant and tourism related investment opportunities here.
Nick S. Ancheta, Bagac municipal administrator, explained that the youthful Mayor Louise Gabriel Q. del Rosario and the municipal council have presented to the Chinese delegation the comprehensive eco-tourism development plan for the historic Bataan town, one of the two starting points of infamous Death March during World War 2, which is greatly noteworthy in pursuing its footpath as one of the leading local and foreign tourist destinations in Central Luzon.
Ancheta narrated the long-range eco-tourism program of Mayor del Rosario encourages Chinese visitors who wanted to explore investment opportunities to the newly-designated eco-tourism site along the coastal villages adjacent to the proposed San Miguel Corporation (SMC) special economic zone in Mariveles town .
The town has completed the identification and analysis of pertinent valuable information including unique tourism travel, retirement and leisure resources and other potential attractions of the town’s historical and cultural spots which strongly determine the appropriate investment advantages.
Likewise, according to Ancheta, Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia has instructed the Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA) to pursue the exhaustive study which would provide for the installation of efficient lighting posts and closed circuit TV facilities along the 44 kilometer Mariveles–Bagac coastal road while equipping security facilities to beach resorts and other natural lovers and mountain trekkers.
It was learned that the Chinese economic team is seeking investment and business cooperation in Bataan with its favorable geographical location and responsive business atmosphere with more than 50 kilometer shoreline facing the majestic West Philippine Sea and the rich natural environmental friendly Bataan National Park.
Ancheta said the Chinese investment in Bagac town would help to further fuel the economic growth and deliver higher income for the local small and medium entrepreneurs and the residents.