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Speaker: Railway system to improve Palawan’s tourism connectivity

Jul 13, 2017 @ 10:17

House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Wednesday morning here that he would push for the construction of a railway system to improve Palawan’s tourism connectivity.

Alvarez, who visited Puerto Princesa for the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) oath-taking ceremony of over 200 local officials, said a train would boost accessibility to Palawan’s tourist spots.

“(I will suggest it. In my opinion, it would be better to have a railway system because of the length of Palawan from end-to-end. Most likely, it’s going to be ODA or foreign funded,” Alvarez said.

Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez welcomed the House leader’s offer to suggest the railway system project to the national government.

“It’s okay with me, but of course, we need to plan for it. Ikukunsulta natin iyon sa eksperto. Meron namang mga consultants iyan,” he said.

Alvarez said the province would need more people – about two million – skilled workers build the railway which would cover 540 kilometers from El Nido to Barangay Buliluyan, Bataraza in the southernmost tip of the province. (PNA)

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