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Bulacan to develop water sports facility
By: PPAO
Thursday, 22 March 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS- “It’s more fun in Bulacan” especially if you’ll see the pristine beauty of Angat River where a three-hectare environmental water sports complex that will offer fun and adventure is soon to open.

Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that they are now in the process of developing the Angat River into an Environment Water Sports Facility that is designed to provide a range of water sports and activities, and will serve as a wildlife haven.

“Angat River is the major river of the province of Bulacan that flows from the Sierra Madre mountain range to Manila Bay. It traverses along 11 towns such as Angat, Norzagaray, Bustos and San Rafael which are mountainous places blessed with rich mineral resources, and a veritable hidden wealth waiting to be tapped. With this project, we are boosting the eco-tourism of Bulacan and providing a new and complete adventure package for enthusiasts who want to enjoy sports and the nature at the same time,” said Alvarado.

Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) Chief Atty. Rustico De Belen explained that the project will be divided in two major locations, one is on Bustos Dam and the other is on the upstream part of Bakas to Pugpog river.

According to Bustos Mayor Arnel Mendoza the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) Chief Operating Officer Mark Lapid had expressed his support in realizing this project.

“TIEZA is willing to invest funds to realize this project. They already prepared the blueprint and layout for this project. If all turns well, with the help of other LGUs, the facility in Bustos Dam will be ready within two years,” said Mendoza.

On the other hand, Angat Mayor Gilberto Santos added that the facility located at Barangay Sta. Cruz, Angat will be known as “Ganda Ko’y Silayan: Angat Water Park” and will include amenities such as water skiing, jet skiing, boating, kayaking, zipline, wakeboarding, floating restaurants, fishing and picnic areas.

“We are hoping that the entire facility will be finished next year. Right now, we already had roads constructed going to the area, nipa huts built, and water sports equipment like water bikes, kayaks and jetski ready,” said Santos.

Alvarado added that they are now preparing for the launching of the water park next month.
“If Camarines Sur has their man-made water sports attraction, come to Bulacan to experience what real nature offers,” said Alvarado. ###

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