Country’s first solar-powered water park now open in Iloilo

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Iloilo can now lay claim to being the host of the country’s first solar-powered recreational water park.

The water park opened last Dec. 15 at the Eon Centennial Resort Hotel and Waterpark at Alta Tierra Subdivision, in Iloilo City’s Jaro district.

Waterworld Iloilo has 1,200 solar panels that generate 300,000 watts to power the park’s water pumps, The Daily Guardian reported.

Eon Group of Companies chairman and Iloilo City Trade and Investments Promotions Board head Felicito Tiu said this should boost tourist arrivals in the city.

He cited reasons why the Tiu family built the water park, including helping Iloilo City increase tourist arrivals and increase tax revenues.

For his part, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog expressed optimism about tourism prospects due to the water park.

“Aside from creating jobs, it could create business opportunities for the nearby communities,” Mabilog said.