San Carlos gets ASEAN ‘Clean Tourist City’ award

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSan Carlos City has also been arecipient of other international recognitions, such as the ASEAN’s 50 LandmarkCities and Environmentally Sustainable Cities, and Top 100 SustainableDestinations. “We are continuing our community-basedefforts aimed at providing livelihood opportunities to the locals while at thesame time involving them in environment protection and conservation measures,”she added. The ACTS aims to provide member-countrieswith a tool that would improve the quality of tourism in their cities andincrease their marketing competitiveness, while improving the situation oflocal residents and their livelihood by alleviating poverty. San Carlos will join two other citiesfrom the Philippines – the Iloilo and Baguio – as ASEAN Clean Tourist Cityawardees.      The San Carlos City in Negros Occidental receives the Association of Southeast Asian Nations “Clean Tourist City” award for the second time – a recognition valid from 2020 to 2022. It will join two other cities from the Philippines – the Iloilo and Baguio. DYPR NEGROS CHRONICLES TIMES/WRITERS EDGE The awards ceremony will be held atThe Empire Hotel and Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei Darussalam onJan. 16, 2020. (With a report from PNA/PN) Saballa said the city complied withthe indicators set by the ASEAN City Tourism Standard (ACTS), such asenvironmental protection and management, waste management, health, urban safetyand security, and tourism infrastructures and programs. The northern Negros city, which firstreceived the award in 2017, was among the Southeast Asian cities recognized forhaving endeavored to beautify their public areas, improve the environment andsanitation, enhance urban spaces, and promote man-made and natural attractions. Jennifer Saballa, officer-in-charge ofthe San Carlos City Tourism office, said on Wednesday the achievement showedvarious initiatives of the city government to promote sustainable tourismdevelopment. Closed-circuit television cameras wereinstalled around the city starting last year to meet the safety and securityindicator.  “The city is again honored to receivethe international award, which is a product of the strong support of the localgovernment. We hope to sustain the efforts and look forward to more initiativesgeared towards ensuring sustainability,” Saballa added. BACOLOD City – The San Carlos City inNegros Occidental received the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)“Clean Tourist City” award for the second time, a recognition valid from 2020to 2022. Saballa said they are focusing ontourism development areas as part of the conservation efforts for naturalattractions and destinations in the city. last_img read more