The management of Cebu Ocean Park paid a courtesy call to Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on Friday, July 26.

Armi Ruby Marie Cortes, vice president for Sales and Marketing and Francis Low, executive vice president and chief operating officers of Manila Ocean Park along with Hitesh Sampat, general manager of Cebu Ocean Park briefed  Mayor Labella of what to expect inside the facility.

As it is expected that the facility will attract more tourists and economic activities in Cebu City, Mayor Labella has assured the management that the City Government will give its full support.

Mayor Labella has instructed Architect Florante Catalan, officer-in-charge of the Office of the Building Official (OBO) to immediately process the occupancy permit of Cebu Ocean Park to allow them to open the soonest possible time.

The management has also assured that 90 percent of their employees will be from Cebu.

OBO is scheduled to conduct final inspection of the facility on July 30. (Photos by Allan Defensor)