DOT pours in funds for more tourism dev’t projects in EV amid Covid-19 pandemic 

NAVAL, Biliran, April 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) poured in more funds for tourism development projects in Eastern Visayas amid the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic .

DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat disclosed several DOT-funded projects in Region 8 during the PIA 8 Panindugan, a virtual press conference hosted by PIA 8 Regional Director Erlinda Olivia P. Tiu on April 9.

One of the tourism projects she mentioned is the on-going P80-M Lighting Project of San Juanico Bridge where she wanted to visit during the final lighting of the project.

Another project she reported is the establishment of Tourism Information Center in Villaba, Leyte in the amount of P3.5-M.

She also reported the responsible tourism restart project for the branding and marketing from the Tourism and Promotions Board (TPB) in the amount of P9-M. DOT has also allocated some P8.6-M for the Quincentennial celebrations.

Also, part of the project funded by the DOT in Region 8 is the enhancing the brand value of the Secret Kitchens of Samar in the amount of P9.9-M, the lady DOT chief told in Panindugan.

Puyat said that had the P12-B fund from the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) not been realigned for the Bayanihan 1, Region 8 have more tourism projects to be implemented. (ldl/rsv/PIA Biliran)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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