Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced that an international cruise ship facility project of DPWH will soon put the scenic province of Palawan in the popular list of international cruise destinations.

Villar said that the P3.5-Billion Puerto Princesa Cruise Port and Facilities will truly boost the Philippines’ chance of luring more and more tourists to visit Palawan.

The public works chief lauded the DPWH Regional Office 4-B (MiMaRoPa) as he inaugurated the completed first four phases of the 500-meter wharf and docking facility while also inspecting three other phases which are on-going.

The Puerto Princesa City Cruise Port is designed to accommodate large cruise liners.

It is also provided with a trestle and a causeway which will serve as entrance to the Terminal Building that can accommodate 2,500 persons and passengers.

“The Philippines will soon open its gates to the world.”

“A year of stringent travel restrictions due to pandemic, the Philippines will soon open its gates to the world for those who long to experience world-renown tourist destinations in Palawan,” the public works head said.

“Not only as a typical stopover, travelers by sea will be delighted with the benefits of this project,” he stressed.

“The port itself is not a typical stopover.”

“The port itself is not a typical stopover. It offers an array of recreational activities to unwind after a tiring voyage in the sea,” Villar added.

Puerto Princesa City is home to the Subterranean River National Park popularly known as Underground River which was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and voted as a New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012.

The westernmost city in the Philippines is also the gateway to other popular tourist destinations in El Nido, San Vicente and Taytay.


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