Thursday, June 16, 2016

Salceda heads Task Force Albay Park and Wildlife
By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo

LEGAZPI CITY, June 15 (PNA) -- The provincial government of Albay (PGA) has formed a task force that will focus on the operation of the Albay Park and Wildlife in this city to ensure the safety of local and foreign tourists visiting the park.

The Task Force Albay Park and Wildlife is composed of the representatives of 10 departments of the PGA headed by Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda as chairman with a representative each from the Provincial Veterinary Services Office as vice chairman and those from budget, tourism, engineering, public health, civil security, Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) and environment and natural resources departments as members.

Salceda said the task force will manage not only the safety of visitors but also the maintenance of the park and the care of the animals.

The incoming Albay 2nd District congressman said that aside from the amusement that the park can give to the visitors, they should also feel safe, especially that there are added attractions in the park like the newly-bought robotic dinosaurs from China, which cost Php3 million.

Newly arrived attractions are 12 pairs of avian species like exotic ducks and pheasants.

The province is expected to buy more species of animals for the park, Salceda said.

The place is like Disneyland in structure with a new gym, Savannah and gazebo.

The PGA has allotted Php80 million for the betterment of services in the park and wildlife as it is the second most visited spot in Albay, second to the Cagsawa Ruins in Daraga town. (PNA) SCS/FGS/NIM/CBD