Improvement in Tambobo Bay opposed-A A +A
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
FOREIGN tourists who make Tambobo Bay a heaven of their yachties strongly opposed the improvement of the Bay.
Michael Prader, a retired artist from Austria, told Sun.Star that he hoped there will be no big development in the bay.
Tambobo Bay is a beautiful cove in the town of Siaton, Negros Oriental.
The bay is surrounded by the extensive mangrove forest and a rich marine life.
“It’s nice place, no smoke, no additional pollution,” he said adding that it is an ecological sanctuary situated at the southern end of Negros island, almost facing the Sulu Sea.
He totally fell in love with the place that he lost no time renting a bamboo house to start building his dream boat.
Prader is just one of the many foreign travelers who have found a safe haven in Tambobo Bay and have chosen to live in boats moored in the bay’s still waters.
They admitted that the place is also needs development such as basic commodities like water, concrete roads and facilities for their waste.
“The strongest message, I can give to people which is somehow give influence in the area is let this place be like it is. And don’t make artificial, big project here which create different atmosphere which exactly we don’t like,” said Prader in an interview inside his yacht.
For his part, Governor Roel Degamo said they understand the needs of the foreign tourists in the area which the Provincial Government and the local government of Siaton is holding hand to address the needs not just for the foreign tourists but above all for the residents in the area.
Degamo, who came from Bonawon, Siaton and once become a town councilor, said that aside from the local road projects, the National Government through Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is also continued for road concreting.
He also promised to preserve the beauty of the Tambobo Bay which attracts foreign tourists.
The creation of Tambobo Bay Development Authority for the proposed development of the area is strongly opposed by the local residents.
The residents also benefited the stay of foreign tourists in the area and got decent jobs by building of yachties and worked as yacht guard, helpers, among others.