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AMLAN, Negros Oriental, Feb. 17 (PIA) – The municipal government of Amlan aims to make the town another tourism hub for Negros Oriental with the development of its latest tourist attractions.

Municipal Administrator Erwin Dela Cruz announced in a briefing with members of the Association of Negros Oriental Public Information Officers (ANOPIO) that the local government has partnered with the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) for the development of Amlan Boulevard.

TIEZA has allocated P13 million for the improvement of Amlan Boulevard which will be turned into a tourism center with the establishment of a Marina Yacht Club and launching of its two dive sites.

Aside from this, there are also plans to make the Amlan Boulevard a site for water sports.

This project is expected to be launched by mid-summer or early May.

“The launching is set on mid-summer. There was a little delay (on the launch) because of the Amihan weather right now,” Dela Cruz noted.

Apart from this, improvements for the town’s Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park are on the pipeline.

Dela Cruz disclosed that additional attractions will be added in the theme park such as pools, accommodations, and rides such as giant swing and roller coaster zipline.

Aside from this, additional animals will be brought to the animal kingdom of the theme park later this year.

Amlan’s Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park is a private-public partnership project between the local government and the Amlan Dreamland Themepark Development Corp.

“We are hopeful that Amlan will become a tourism hub because it’s in the center of the province. It’s not too far from Apo Island, Bais City and Oslob in Cebu,” Dela Cruz said.

On the other hand, the local government official pointed out in the forum that the municipal government values ecological protection in its tourism development programs.

“All our programs are patterned on ecological protection. All our resources are utilized to protect the environment,” he stressed. (rmn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental)