P350-million water park set to rise in Oriental Mindoro

Jolliville Holdings Corp., through subsidiary Jolliville Leisure and Resort Corp., is building a P350-million themed water park in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

In a statement, JLRC said Jolly Waves Water Park and Resort will feature premium facilities complete with day-time accommodations, unique water amenities, function rooms and diverse diving options.

JLRC said the project sits on a 4.6-hectare property in Barangay Sapal, Calapan City.  Once completed, it will offer tourists, visitors and residents of Mindoro Island an exciting recreational facility.

JOH, a publicly listed real estate management company controlled by businessman Jolly Ting, said it will fund the project through internally generated cash flows and bank loans.

Construction and land development of the theme park started in the fourth quarter of 2016 and is now 80-percent completed.  JLRC said it expects to open the park to the public in 2019.

Once operational, the leisure park will allow guests to enjoy its wave pool, running river, giant water slides, bike and body zip lines, overnight cottages, function rooms and 100 cabanas.

“It is the first of its kind in the Mimaropa region,” JLRC said.  Mimaropa, or the Southwestern Tagalog Region, consists of the provinces of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan.

Last year, Jolliville opened a 25-room business hotel in Calapan City offering quality accommodation to travelers in the capital city of Oriental Mindoro. The hotel also serves as a training center for the personnel who will manage the water park development.

Orlando Tizon, Oriental Mindoro Tourism, Investment and Enterprise Development Officer, said the province attracted some 480,000 visitors in 2017.

“Of this figure, about 50 percent of the guests went to the famous pristine beaches in Puerto Galera. The province has also expanded its development inward,” said Tizon.

One of these developments is the Jolly Waves Water Park which is set to open by the first quarter of 2009.

Calapan Water Works Corp., a subsidiary of JOH, also manages and operates the water system in Calapan City.  It supplies water to 35 barangays covering more than 25,000 households.

JOH is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in various industries that include real estate, power generation, water distribution, management, leisure and business process outsourcing.

Topics: Jolliville Holdings Corp. , Jolliville Leisure and Resort Corp. , water park , Calapan City , Oriental Mindoro
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