CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga -- The Provincial Board unanimously approved the adoption of the provincial tourism development plan which will serve as a blueprint for the development of potential tourist destinations in the province.

This is also in support to Republic Act 10561 otherwise known as “An Act Declaring the Province of Kalinga in the Cordillera Region as a Tourism Development Area and Providing Funds Therefore.”

Governor Jocel Baac, in his message, said the tourism development plan will integrate and harmonize existing and proposed development initiatives of both government and private stakeholders on tourism development.

The development of these tourist destinations, Baac said, will generate livelihood opportunities that will contribute to the upliftment of the socio-economic conditions of the residents in the communities.

Kalinga, as stated in the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan, is envisioned as an agri-industrialized province and eco-tourism destination with resilient and self-reliant communities living in a safe environment. (PIA–CAR)