ECONOMIC Planning secretary Romulo Neri said the P6.2-billion new Iloilo airport which is nearing completion in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo will boost the tourism industry in Panay Island.
Neri said the national government has lined up several plans geared toward tourism promotions even as the ambitious mega-region program of President Gloria Arroyo has positioned Panay as among the tourism hubs in Central Philippines.
“There are excited prospects for the new Iloilo airport as we are bullish on Panay tourism,” Neri told reporters.
Neri explained that among government plans to improve the economy is the adoption of the “open skies” policy for the newly-built airport in Iloilo, just like the scheme being implemented in Clark.
News Clipping sourced from The Guardian Iloilo