18 Sep 2013
- By Junhan B. Todeno - email@example.com - Variety News Staff
MAYOR Tobias DLC. Aldan is upbeat about the Department of Publics Lands’ recent granting of a temporary authorization to conduct a cleanup in the Northern Islands which he says will help his office achieve the resettlement and redevelopment of Pagan.
“We appreciate this initiative,” he told eco-tourism developer and architect Herman B. Cabrera who was able to secure the temporary authorization.
Aldan said his office values the ingenuity of Cabrera and the cooperation of the residents in the Northern Islands.
“I share the prospect of eventually realizing [my] office’s twin objectives — the resettlement and redevelopment of Pagan,” he said.
He said his office will support the initiative of Cabrera and the plan to engage residents of the Northern Islands in a private-public sector partnership for a common cause that will ultimately help them achieve sustainable living there.
The program, Aldan said, should be supported by everyone as it will lead to the advancement of eco-tourism, agri-tourism, fishing and related frontier livelihood projects.
The area for which Cabrera applied for temporary authorization includes the West Side Shore at South Bay, South of Bandera Point Prior.
Cabrera said the area will be developed in anticipation at the coming of the passenger vessel MS Silver Explorer that is due to visit the Northern Islands in September next year.