Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lgu Mahinog, DENR sign MOA for P525 thousand mangrove boardwalk project

Mahinog, Camiguin - The Municipal Government of Mahinog and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 10 recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the construction of the P525 thousand mangrove boardwalk projects in Queobe, in barangay San Miguel here.

The MOA was signed by Mahinog Mayor Alex R. Jajalla (left) for the municipal government of Mahinog and DENR regional technical director for research Danilo Cacanindin (center) on behalf of the DENR. Vice Mayor Rogerio C. Acle (right) was on hand to witness the signing.

According to municipal planning and development coordinator Engr. Benito C. Paderanga, P400 thousand comes from the DENR, while P125 thousand is the counterpart of the LGU Mahinog.

The LGU Mahinog has partially developed the area which is now known as Queobe Eco-Park and Training Center with the construction and establishment of amenities including dormitories, training center, cottages, campsite, parking area, flower garden and nursery.

Queobe Eco Park and Training Center

Paderanga said the over-all project objective are to pursue a sustainable ecological tourism development with emphasis on safeguarding and conserving the bio-diversity in the mangrove area.

The project was also aimed to provide a learning environment on mangrove existence specifically on ecological protection and enhancement.

Moreover, the project is expected to create employment opportunities, boost the local economy and generate income for the LGU, as well.

This wooden boardwalk located near Benoni lagoon and port area will provide safe recreational places for people to walk while enjoying the natural ambience and learning the unique characteristics of the mangrove ecosystem.

Queobe eco park has an excellent vantage point overlooking the mangrove boarwalk, Benoni lagoon, Benoni port, including Mantigue island. These are all parts of a development plan vigorously pursued by the municipal government of Mahinog, with the ultimate goal of optimizing the potential of the area in order to provide employment opportunities and boost the local economy.

1 comment:

  1. wow our town mahinog really improved a lot. how nice to think that the officials have done so well.


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