(Video grab from PPC government)

The tourism thrust of Puerto Princesa City is the development of “man-made” attractions, city tourism officer Aileen Cynthia Amurao said Tuesday.

Amurao told Palawan News that Mayor Lucilo Bayron wants to prioritize environmental protection over the use of nature for the tourism industry.

“This means tourists should not expect more than what nature provides and gives,” she said.

In the works is the plan to develop the Balayong Park along the Ramon Mitra Sports Complex.

“In two to four years, we expect the trees to bloom which will be like the ones in Sakura, Japan. And the area can accommodate 10,000 persons at one time,” she said.

Another plan of the mayor, Amurao said is “to involve the barangays.”

She said the plan is for each of the 66 barangays to have its “small theme park”.

“This will make Puerto the city with the most number of theme parks in the country,” Amurao said.

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