In a bold move to harness its coastal resources and promote sustainable agricultural practices, the Provincial Government of Pangasinan, under the visionary leadership of Governor Ramon V. Guico III, has set its sights on revolutionizing the salt farming industry in the province. With the proposed establishment of a sprawling 473-hectare salt farm in Bolinao, Pangasinan, the province aims to become a key player not only in the Philippines, but also in the international scene of the salt industry.
The proposed salt farm project not only promises economic growth but also presents an opportunity to empower local communities. With the development of the salt farm, new jobs will be created, boosting employment opportunities in the area. Furthermore, the establishment of a 473-hectare salt farm in Bolinao holds immense potential for Pangasinan’s economic growth. The local salt farming industry is expected to experience a surge, attracting investment and boosting the province’s revenue streams. Moreover, the project’s positive economic ripple effects are likely to extend beyond salt production, stimulating related sectors such as tourism, transportation, and hospitality.
On the other hand, recognizing the need for expert guidance and valuable insights, A dedicated team of Hon. Philip Theodore Cruz, 2nd District Board Member, Province of Pangasinan, along with Engr. Amadeo B. Veras, Provincial Engineer, Nestor Batalla, Assistant Provincial Agriculturist, and Von Mark Mendoza, Special Assistant to the Governor, recently embarked on a benchmarking activity in Indonesia, a country renowned for its thriving salt farming industry. The team sought to learn from the Indonesian experience and gain inspiration for their own salt farming project. Through meetings with Indonesian salt farmers, visits to established salt farms, and knowledge exchange sessions, the delegation absorbed valuable knowledge on best practices, technology adoption, and effective management strategies.
Governor Ramon V. Guico III’s bold vision to establish a massive salt farm in Bolinao, Pangasinan, highlights the province’s commitment to sustainable agriculture, economic development, and community empowerment. Through benchmarking activities in Indonesia, the Provincial Government of Pangasinan aims to draw inspiration and learn from the world’s leading salt farming industry. As the project takes shape, it is poised to create economic opportunities, enhance self-sufficiency, and promote sustainable practices, establishing Pangasinan as a significant player in the country’s salt production landscape. With the collective efforts of the provincial government, local communities, and stakeholders, the salt farm project is set to herald a new era of growth and prosperity in the province.