DOT: PH to access ADB loan for El Nido, Coron rehab

DOT: PH to access ADB loan for El Nido, Coron rehab

The Duterte administration is not gonna stop with its success in the rehabilitation of the world famous white sand beaches of Boracay.
The government spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT) would be tapping financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund its rehabilitation efforts in El Nido and Coron in Palawan.

"The Department of Tourism through our central office and through the facilitation of the regional office, mag-a-access ng loan from the ADB for the rehab (they will access loan from the ADB for the rehabilitation)," said Danilo Intong, DOT-Mimaropa regional director, during the Regional Tourism Summit.

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"It would be a loan of the national government para matulungan 'yong (to help) Coron at (and) El Nido," Intong noted.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) upon inspecting the waters of El Nido yielded at least 3.4 million most probable number/100 milligrams on fecal coliform level have been found in the water samples taken from one of the outfalls in Corong-Corong and Bacuit Bay.

The financial assistance will solve the perennial problems being faced by our tourist sites such as on solid waste management, presence of informal settler families, non-enforcement of easement regulations on outfalls, and unregulated dry-docking and mooring activities. as well as the capacity building of local stakeholders to maintain a sustainable environment for the Palawan areas.
"Inii-study pa nila ng husto ngayon kasi workshops go on para madetermine talaga how much would be ang ilo-loan sa ADB but definitely kailangan natin ng STPs (sewage treatment plants) and water supply sa Coron (They're still studying it thoroughly to determine how much we'll be loaning from the ADB but definitely we need the STPs and water supply in Coron)," he said, adding no specific amount of loan has been identified yet.
"Itong mga components ay pinu-pool nila and then coming up na with the estimates as to how much would be the loan (They're pooling all these components to come up with an estimate as to how much the loan would be)," he added.

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