Yap seeks sustainable water, waste management, transpo solutions in Netherlands

Governor-elect Arthur Yap meets Dutch Cycling Embassy Marketing Manager Chris Bruntlett in the non-government organization’s office in Delft Netherlands on Wednesday. | Photo: via DCE

Governor-elect Arthur Yap hit the ground running in coming up with projects for Bohol over two weeks before he assumes his new post as the province’s highest ranking official.

Yap has traveled to the Netherlands in a five-day study tour to look for sustainable solutions for water, waste management, and transportation in Bohol.

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The incoming governor on Wednesday also met with Chris Bruntlett of the Dutch Cycling Embassy, a non-government organization of cycling experts promoting cycling and sharing the Dutch cycling culture worldwide.

Dutch Cycling Embassy, in a statement, said that Yap inquired about a future study tour for Bohol mayors in three of the Netherlands’ largest cities.

Yap expressed interest in developing Bohol into a bicycle-friendly province.

“In addition to retrofitting those existing cities for cycling, he expressed interest in engaging the development community about building new resorts that are more cycle-friendly,” Dutch Cycling Embassy said.

“We look forward to working with Mr. Yap and the Netherlands’ Consulate in Manila, in order to help make the compelling economic case for more cycling in Bohol,” it added.

Yap, the outgoing representative of Bohol’s Third District, will officially take over as governor at noon on June 30.



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