Giant real estate developer Megaworld Corp. is crafting plans to transform the 55-hectare old airport site in Mandurriao, Iloilo City into a tourists’ haven.
“Megaworld envisions the Iloilo Business Park a live-work-play-learn community hosting BPO offices, residential units, hotels, convention center, commercial and retail outlets, skills training center, and recreational facilities,” noted Kingson Sian, executive director and senior vice-president of Megaworld.
A theme park will become a hub for tourists, he stressed.
“A lot of people just bypass Iloilo that they concentrate to Boracay – so we want them to come to Iloilo City and enjoy the culture, churches and history – then go to Boracay,” Sian enthused.
Iloilo is considered the gateway to Boracay, Panay and Guimaras islands which have been positioned as hotspots in the Central Philippines of the country’s tourism program.
Iloilo hosts the new state-of-the-art airport in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan towns, some 19 kilometers north of the city.
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