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In line with its goal to enhance traveller experience, Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark broke ground for an 11-storey building that will add more rooms and upscale facilities.

Justin Uy, chairman and chief executive officer of Philippine BXT Corp., said during the groundbreaking of Jpark’s Building G yesterday, July 4, that it will increase the number of resort rooms by 216, bringing the total to close to 800.

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LAYING THE TIME CAPSULE. Chairman Justin Uy (2nd from left) and CEO Jason Uy (right) accompany top officials during the laying down of the time capsule to mark the groundbreaking of Building G at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark. With them are (from left) Monocrete Construction Philippines, Inc. Chairman Manuel S. Mendoza, PEZA Director-General Charito Plaza, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza and Vice Mayor Marcial Ycong.

“The objective of this project is to accommodate the increasing number of tourists in Cebu. We want to create an incomparable and fun experience for our guests,” he said. Philippine BXT Corp. is the owning company of Jpark Island Resort.

Bigger facility for events

He added that the new building will also increase the resort’s ballroom capacity from 800 to 1,600, making the facility the biggest in the island of Mactan.

Jpark Island Resort plans to finish Building G, which has a P1.2 billion budget, within 24 months or by 2019.

JPARK CONTRIBUTION. PEZA Director-General Charito B. Plaza said Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark contributed to the unprecedented growth in new investments into the country.

PEZA Director-General Charito B. Plaza said the Philippine Economic Zone Authority achieved unprecedented growth in new investments from January to May in 2017, and Jpark Island Resort contributed to this in the area of real estate.

Economic zones

She added that they are embarking on a program to revolutionize PEZA by putting more economic zones in every province and city of the Philippines.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza congratulated Jpark on its expansion project, saying she looks forward to the completion of the new building.

INCREASING NUMBER. Justin Uy, chairman and chief executive officer of Philippine BXT Corp., said, “The objective of this project is to accommodate the increasing number of tourists in Cebu. We want to create an incomparable and fun experience for our guests.”

“Rest assured that the City is always open to help you and support you in your undertakings.I look forward to the success of this expansion,” Radaza told resort officials.

More rooms, facilities

Building G, according to Uy, will also have its own pool and restaurant.

Uy said he has gotten the word out that Jpark Island Resort was open to international events, which is why he is prioritizing the building of more rooms.

Company plans also include putting up a Korean town and golf course in Lapu-Lapu City as well as a marina and commercial complex in Cordova.

Jpark groundbreaking

CITY HALL SUPPORT. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza congratulated Jpark on its expansion project, saying she looks forward to the completion of the new building.

 

Jpark groundbreaking

BREAKING GROUND. Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark top officials, guests, and partners prepare to shovel sand to mark the official groundbreaking of Building G.

 

Jpark groundbreaking

TEAM JPARK. Chairman Justin Uy (center), CEO Jason Uy, GM Sean Noh, and resort department heads and top officials gather on stage shortly after the groundbreaking of the resort’s Building G.

 

Jpark groundbreaking

GROUNDBREAKING GUESTS. Chairman Justin Uy and CEO Jason Uy with (from left) Lapu-Lapu City Councilor Rico Amores, Department of Tourism 7 officer-in-charge Judy Gabato, PEZA Director Charito Plaza, Mayor Paz Radaza, Vice Mayor Marcial Ycong, Councilor Harry Radaza, and Tourism Officer Hembler Mendoza.

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UY FAMILY. Members of the Uy family on stage after the groundbreaking.