Lambino Vows to Transform CEZA
Cagayan Economic Zone Authority’s newly-appointed administrator Raul Lambino vowed to transform the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport into a bustling economic growth center, tourist destination and a major transshipment and logistics hub in Northern Luzon.
“As the president’s personal choice, I will lead by example and turn the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport into his vision of a vibrant economic growth center that is efficient and clean and free of corruption,” said Lambino, who is a member of administration party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan.
Lambino said he would woo more investors to make the 54,000-hectare Cagayan Freeport a veritable vehicle for industrial, commercial and financial ventures and a favored investment and recreational center in Southeast Asia.
Lambino identified the repair of Port Irene, including the dredging of its heavily silted seabed, and the construction of additional wharves to expand its capacity, plus the modernization of the North Cagayan International Airport in Lal-lo town as “extremely important to spur development of the zone.”
Lambino replaced Jose Mari Ponce who led Ceza for nine years.
The Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport spans the entire towns of Santa Ana, including the island of Fuga, Barit and Mabbag in Appari, Cagayan.