DAVAO CITY – Davao del Norte Provincial Governor Rodolfo del Rosario asked businessmen to invest in the Island Garden City of Samal now, particularly in Talikud and grab the opportunity, while prices of properties are still low.
“This is the perfect time to invest in Samal, particularly in Talikud,” Del Rosario said during the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines – East Asian Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Trade and Tourism Investment Conference here Monday.
Del Rosario said tourism and commercial activities are expected to grow extensively in the island in the coming years.
He also said the city would craft a comprehensive tourism security and safety plan in the island to ensure the safety of tourists and investors and to prevent a repeat of the recent kidnapping incident in the island city.
Del Rosario said that the government spending of over P1 billion in infrastructure projects was meant “to address the infrastructure requirement and increase connectivity, especially in Talikud.”
Del Rosario said he is promoting Talikud in particular because of the commitment of the provincial government to the Open Beach Line Project in the island, under the Canada-funded Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED).
He said through the project, Talikud would became the model in sustainable tourism development and enhanced competitiveness and investment promotion in the Davao Region.
Del Rosario said “more than 400 hectares of cheap open properties are available in Talikud for tourism market and investment, either for sale, rent, or joint venture.” (davaotoday.com)