A Chinese investor has shown interest in building a multimillion-peso boardwalk intended as docking area for the slew of boats littering the Alona beach in Panglao.
This was bared by Mayor Leonilla Montero on Monday amid flak against the congestion at the Alona area due to pumpboats ferrying tourists and those moored to the shore.
The boardwalk will serve as tourists’ pathway leading to boats which will take them island hopping, diving, dolphin watching and other activities.
According to Montero, the project is initially set to be constructed behind the St. Agustine Church in Barangay Poblacion, Panglao.
The mayor also clarified that the local government unit of Panglao will not be allocating any amount for the project.
In April, the whole stretch of the Alona shore was temporarily cleared of boats drawing praises from various sectors.
The initiative was briefly implemented during the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) meeting in Panglao. (A. Dodyora)