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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 4 (PNA) - The city government here will build various infrastructures out of the city\'s P270 million revenue share from the Malampaya Natural Gas Project.

Mayor Edward Hagedorn said tourism spots in the city will get a big chunk of the revenues.

With improved facilities, tourists will be encouraged to stay in the city before going to other destinations, he said.

Out of the P270 million, P120 million is allocated to the concreting of the 130-kilometer road leading to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, where the famous 8.2-kilometer underground river is located.

The “Underground River” is the leading tourism attraction of the city and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.

Twenty million pesos will be for the repair and improvement of the pier of Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan; coastal development and reclamation of Barangay Mandaragat, P40 million; barangay electrification projects, P20 million; completion and installation of air conditioned system at the city coliseum, P20 million; development of relocation sites, P15 million; Concreting of road in Barangay San Jose near the new public market - P9.8 million; completion of the construction of old public market building - P6.2 million; waste water recycling and treatment facility at the baywalk area - P5.5 million; repair, improvement and completion of school building in the barangays - P6.5 million; part concreting of the Valencia and H. Mendoza streets - P3 million and San Juan road in Barangay San Miguel - P4 million.

By: Philippine News Agency


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