Aroroy to receive water supply project from DPWH

MANILA – The town of Aroroy in Masbate was identified today as among the 30 municipalites in the nation which will be part of the Tourism Water Supply Infrastructure Program (TWSIP) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

As the sole town chosen in the entire Bicol region, Aroroy was identified as a "waterless tourism spot" which said government agency will assist to encourage the growth of tourism in the area.

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Among the other municipalities in the program are Currimao and San Nicolas sa Ilocos Norte, Baguio City in Benguet, Roxas and El Nido in Palawan, Murcia and San Carlos City in Negros Occidental, Balete and Libacao in Aklan, Jamindan and Pres. Roxas in Capiz, Passi in Iloilo, 8 towns in Central Visayas, Aloguinsan, Toledo City, San Fernando, Sibonga in Cebu, Jetafe, Talibon, at Trinidad in Bohol, Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga City in Zamboanga del Sur, one town in Region 10, Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro in Misamis Oriental, Nabunturan and Montevista sa Compostela Valley, and Asuncio, Braulio E Dujali, Carmen and New Corella in Davao del Norte.

Said towns were chosen based on a study of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), and National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC).

The Tourism Water Supply Infrastructure Program is a joint project of DPWH, DOT, LWUA, NAPC, and USAID in an effort to bolster the growth of the local economy and tourism in selected priority development areas in the Philippines. – BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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