Int’l passenger cruise terminal to rise in Legazpi – Mayor Rosal
Legazpi City mayor Noel Rosal has bared plans to put up a modern international passenger cruise terminal in the city.
Rosal said the ambitious project will be funded through a P400-million funding the city government is asking from the national government through the Tourism Industry and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
“We expect several ocean liners to drop anchor here, bringing with them thousands of tourists from all over the world when it is completed,” the mayor said in an article in Bikol Reporter.
Rosal said he personally presented the proposal, study, and design of the project to the Department of Tourism (DOT), which will approve it for endorsement to TIEZA.
The proposed port terminal will be located along the Legazpi Boulevard, less than a kilometer from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)-managed city harbor and within the site of the new urban center, an extension of the city’s fast-congesting commercial district.
“This proposed cruise terminal commands a prominent location with the picturesque Albay Gulf as its base and the majestic Mt. Mayon as its backdrop,” Rosal pointed out.
He added the waterfront facility will be able to accommodate even the largest ship currently in service.
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