Already PH number one tourists
PALAPAG,Northern Samar – Expect more South Koreans to travel to the Philippines as its ambassador to the country vow to bring in his countrymen to come here.
Ambassador Han Dong-man said that he personally informed President Rodrigo Duterte of his promise to further increase the number of South Koreans visiting the country.
Han, who made this disclosure during his visit to this town during the groundbreaking of the Samar Pacific Coastal Road Project which is funded by their government on Thursday (May 31), said that promised to Mr. Duterte of about 2 million South Korean tourists this year.
“I promised him to bring two million tourists to the Philippines every year and increasing tourist receipt from $15 billion to $20 billion,” the ambassador said.
Han met with the President on May 28 ahead of the first ever state visit by Mr. Duterte to South Korea on June 3 to 5.
About 1.6 South Koreans visited the country last year, making them the top visitors.
Han added that he will make sure to further strengthen the relationship of his country and the Philippines by also improving the business climate in the country.
“Every time I meet Korean businessmen I always tell them to invest, invest, invest in the Philippines in accordance with President Duterte’s Build Build Build project,” Han added.
“I always tell them that this is the right time to repay the Philippines for what the country did to our country during the great Korean War,” Han said.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)