The province’s watersports and tourism complex held its soft opening with free wakeboarding games for visitors.
The soft opening was led by Gov. Junie E. Cua, Cong. Dakila Cua, Provincial Tourism Council Chairwoman Maria Angela Cua, Vice Governor May Calaunan and other local officials.
The ceremony was graced by officials from the Department of the Interior and Local Government led by Usec John Castriciones.
According to the officials of the Provincial Tourism Office, the watersports complex is not yet open for visitors as construction is still ongoing on the wakeboarding ramp and other facilities.
Also, they have yet to finalize the rate and management of the complex.
The Provincial Engineering Office likewise said, the watersports complex is now 80 percent completed and it will be opened to the public in the next few months.
When completed, the facility will offer different water sports such as water surfing, wakeskating, waterskiing, among others.
An added attraction in the area is the Susong Dalaga mountain which serves as its backdrop. It is one of the main tourism destinations here.
The facility, located in the northwestern part of the province particularly at the capitol compound, is the latest tourism project of the provincial government to boost the tourism industry here.
It is a 250.75 square meters watersports complex which is equipped with wake boarding facility, pavilion, restaurant, swimming pools, bathrooms, and other amenities.
The pavilion is a two-storey building with a total floor area of 680 sq m. The first floor consists of administration office, internet game room, souvenir shop and comfort rooms for male and female. On the second floor will be the viewing deck and one third of it is a multi-purpose room. The restaurant has a floor area of 410 sq m.
The wakeboarding facility has 150-meter wakeboard cable on 26,000 sq. m lagoon. It has a wakeboarding deck area of 250.75 sq m, wakeboarding gears storage, rescue/staff quarter, -first aid clinic, male/female locker rooms and mechanical/electrical room.
The project, which is funded through the Various Infrastructure including Local Projects (VILP) of the province, is being groomed as a world-class watersports complex. (Thelma C. BicarmeALM//PIA 2-Quirino)