Albay Governor Edcel “Grex” Lagman vowed to strengthen the tourism sector to push for growth and transformation in the province.
Lagman made the commitment following a forum led by Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA), through the Local Economic Development and Investment Promotions Office (LEDIPO)
“The PGA will harness the power of tourism investments to create growth and transformation hubs in the province even as we blaze new trails for Albay as a model for tourism excellence,” Lagman said.
It can also be recalled that tourism is included in Lagman’s 5-point agenda.
During the forum, focal persons of each local government unit in Albay and possible investors discussed the investment opportunities, tourism infrastructure support, and financing of potential tourism sites through the public-private partnership that TIEZA offers.
TIEZA Division Manager Donald R. Maldonado highlighted that tourism infrastructure is included in the 7-point agenda of the Department of Tourism.
TIEZA’s objectives, according to Maldonado, include promoting tourism-related investments, providing comfort and convenience to tourists, and attracting investors to the country.
(Source: Bicol Politics)