PHL launching tourism infrastructure programs

MANILA, July 10 (PNA) — The government is introducing infrastructure programs to boost the country’s tourism sector.

“Tourism is a low-hanging fruit. It’s a one way where we can provide accessible employment and train them in a manner that is easy for them to get trained,” said Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda.

Data show that there are 202 tourism road and bridges projects with a length of 2,086 kilometers under the Department of Tourism-Department of Public Works and Highways convergence on enhancing tourism access.

The government remains committed to pursuing its goal of 10 million international tourists and 56.1 million domestic travellers by 2016.

“Naturally, the progress we have made in tourism, together with our integral reforms in every other sector, has also made a massive impact on our economy,” President Benigno S. Aquino III said earlier. (PNA)