By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
MANJUYOD, Negros Oriental (PIA) – Some P 5 million in funds have been proposed for the improvement of the jump off jetty port to white sand bar tourism site in Manjuyod town under the Coordinating Roads and Infrastructure Investments for Development (CR+ID).
The port developments include the construction of multipurpose hall and parking area to facilitate the movement of passenger-tourists and increase the present number of 8,997 domestic and foreign arrivals at the white sand bar.
Manjuyod Mayor Felix Sy proposed foradditional roads and infrastructure projects for his town under the CR+ID as he was the only mayor present in a validation workshop recently held in Dumaguete City.
Sy said some groups attended the previous planning workshops of which some of the projects needed in the town were not incorporated.
White Sand Bar is an island located in the eastern portion of Sitio Punta, Brgy. Campuyo which is fast becoming one of the most visited tourist spots in Negros Island today.
This surge in popularity is due to its unique and untouched habitats, stunning white sand beach, and pristine blue green waters.
The mayor was able to add four infrastructure and farm-to-market road projects in Candabong to Panciao identified with high-value crop with estimated cost of P100 million, multi-purpose solar dryer in barangay Butong with P600,000, construction of new slaughterhouse in barangay Hanaw-Hanaw with P10 million, and rehabilitation and installation of new weighing scale of swine in Brgy. Bantolinao for P5 million.
The proposed projects for Manjuyod town which totaled to P120.6 million were part of the endorsement to the Regional Development Council-Negros Island Region presented recently by Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce (NOCCI) President Ed Du.
As a doctor by profession, the mayor’s program is dubbed “H-E-A-L-T-H-Y Manjuyod” and stands for health, education, agriculture, livelihood, trade and tourism, human and youth development. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Mar. 11, 2016)