Friday, 16 April 2010

Shipping, tourism industry players hats off to PGMA

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, April 15 (PNA) – Players in shipping and tourism industries would surely give President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a positive rating should survey firms take time to seek their views, according to Caticlan Port Administrator Niven Maquirang,

"Unknown to many these two considered it a legacy of President Arroyo the establishment of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH). This project boosted the operation of the shipping industry consequently contributing to the growth of the tourism industry," said Maquirang.

The SRNH project was recommended by a Japanese firm after conducting a feasibility study.

Started in early 2000, the SRNH now has become a major and cheaper mode of transport of local tourism and transfer of goods in the country side.

To date, some 12 trips are made to Boracay Island daily. Also notable is the return of the Negros Navigation trip Caticlan-Manila.

Aside from the Negros Navigation, other vessel companies that also operating are the Montenegro Lines, Starlight Ferry and Super Shuttle Ferry.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) also attested that the SRNH has increased the number of domestic tourists visiting this resort island. (PNA)

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