LUBAO, Pampanga — A 23-hectare world-class theme park that is seen to boost the local tourism industry will soon be constructed at the tourism estate of Pradera Verde in Barangay Prado Siongco here.
On Monday, businessman Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda led the groundbreaking rites for the facility that will be called Pradera Islands Amusement Park. He was with his children, Governor Dennis Pineda, 2nd district Board Member Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab and Rosselle Pineda.
Aside from the amusement park, there will be a speed track and a flying club at the site.
The amount for the whole project is not yet disclosed as of this writing.
Cayabyab, in an interview, said the proposed theme park will boost the tourism industry of Pampanga, particularly Lubao.
“We would like to thank Tatay (Rodolfo Pineda) for putting up Pradera Islands theme park into reality. This amusement park will be of big help to boost the tourism economy of Pampanga. And we are happy that Pampanga has another destination that they could offer,” Cayabyab said.
Pradera Verde has been hosting the Hot Air Balloon Festival, golf tournaments, wakeboarding contests, and motor shows for three years now.
Cayabyab said the world-class facilities are set for completion in year 2021.
Meanwhile, a runway for ultra-light planes is currently being paved at the site. (PNA)