DOT tries to bolster Mindanao tourism via improved connectivity

Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mindanao tourismOn this Monday, the tourism department had a talk with the local units of the government and the private sector of Davao and Zamboanga Peninsula regions. They discussed about extensive promotion of Mindanao to the international and local visitors.


Wanda Tulfo-Teo, the tourism secretary talked about the plans of DOT for Mindanao and requested satellite offices to make certain the achievements of the projects by using professionally the P5 million budget selected to balance the roadworks intended to perk up regional connectivity.


“On our part in the Department of Tourism, we will continue to promote Mindanao as a world-class destination in order to create jobs, especially in the countryside,” Teo was quoted as saying in a statement shared with a press.


She added, “In fact, we will be meeting with tourism stakeholders soon so that we can synergize all our efforts to show to the world the beauty behind our often misunderstood island.”


The DOT works in association with the Department of Public Works and Highways for the construction and rehabilitation of roads transporting travelers to various tourist hotspots in and around Mindanao.


Benigno Simeon Aquino III, former president opened the project in 2015. Teo explained that she expects that the construction work will be finished before President Rodrigo Duterte’s term gets over.


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