BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 11 (PIA) – An official of the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) said the emerging Salt Spring in Bambang town should be included in the local government unit’s Local Development Plan (LDP) for further protection and development.
Marichelle Costales, Supervising Tourism Operations officer said the new Salt Spring at barangay Manamtam, 3 kilometers from the old one at barangay Salinas has been described by experts from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as high in salt content.
“Since it emerged on a flatland, it will take hundreds of years to develop as a full salt formation that can totally replace the old Salinas Salt Spring,” Costales said.
However, Costales said the area is owned by a private individual.
She said the local government of Bambang should include the emerging salt spring in its Local development Plan LDP so that it will be officially recognized and included the government’s protection and conservation efforts.
“We are coordinating with the LGU of Bambang so that we can include this in our inventory of natural attractions in our province,” Costales added.
She expressed optimism that local governments concerned could focus on sustainable programs so that the emerging Salt Spring in barangay Manamtam will be protected.
In 1990, an earthquake destroyed the flow of the Salinas Salt Spring and has since ceased to become one of the 8 natural Wonders of the World. (MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)
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