Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary to have new facilities

DAVAO DEL NORTE, October 22 (PIA) - - New developments will soon rise in Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in San Isidro, Davao Oriental.

This was disclosed on Sunday (October 19) by Gov. Corazon Malanyaon of Davao Oriental at Lane’s Kan-anan, Mati City.

Gov. Malanyaon said that the provincial government prepared a P 20-million development plan around the three-hectare buffer zone of the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildelife Sanctuary, which inscribed as a World Heritage Site.

Malanyaon said that the facilities will include interpretation room required by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), museum devoted only for the mountain, research center, coffee shop, camp site and other basic amenities like visitor’s lounge and comfort rooms.

“We have submitted this development blue print to various government agencies and fortunately, got support from them,” she added.

Malanyaon identified the government agencies as Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA), Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH).

Aside from Mt. Hamiguitan, Gov. Malanyaon also revealed that the provincial government in partnership with other government agencies like the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will focus next year on the improvement of Pusan Point in Caraga, Aliwagwag Fall in Cateel and Cape San Agustin in Governor Generoso.

Malanyaon said that a week before the province’s founding anniversary in 2015, she will be leading a caravan to visit the tourist destinations. (PIA 11, Michael Uy)

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