|Quezon City Chosen as Site for P 1.22B Medical Tourism Project|
To promote medical tourism, the Quezon City government has expressed its full support for the P1.22 billion medical infrastructure project situated along Quezon Avenue in West Triangle.
The 500-bed infirmary owned by the Providence Hospital, Inc. (PHI) started its construction after the financial incentives were approved by the Board of Investments (BOI).
Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has directed Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte to lead the planning and negotiations that will set off with the development of the said project.
"Let us show our support to the medical tourism project of the Aquino administration. This early, I am giving Vice Mayor Belmonte the "green light" to lead the negotiations with business establishments or businessmen near the medical tourism project to compliment the development, which I know will have no cost to the city government," the Mayor said.
The Mayor also said that complementary projects such as additional lodging houses and restaurants, can be established to cater the needs of those tourists who will stay in the city for a medical visit. The mayor believes that this medical tourism project will attract more tourist arrivals in QC and will contribute to the increase of the country's tourism revenues.
This project will give way to employment and livelihood opportunities once the PHI starts its operation on December 2012.