In an effort to forge stronger business links and penetrate further the Asian market, Mindanao-based companies participate in the 19th Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) 2014, considered as Asia’s largest food and hospitality trade event being held this week at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“The completion of the project is seen to significantly improve the business climate in Central Mindanao, as it aims to attract more local and foreign investors by providing the needed business logistics, particularly flight connectivity,” Mastura said.
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), is set to embark on a massive reforestation program aimed at rehabilitating natural habitats and strengthening multi-sectoral commitment in Mindanao’s denuded areas.
The website is part of the efforts being pursued by MinDA and the Department of Energy under the Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee to promote and facilitate RE investments in the island-region.
From day one of this administration, there has been focus and determination to create a wave of reforms in the way governance has been pursued in the ARMM. I can still vividly remember how determined President Noy was when he said that the people in the ARMM deserve more than what they were getting that we will do what it takes to reform and revitalize the ARMM. And so today, we are happy to see the progress that the ARMM has achieved so far.
Held at the Marco Polo Hotel, the 2014 BIMP-EAGA Strategic Planning Meeting will focus on the four-country grouping’s four pillars of development that include connectivity, food basket, environment, and tourism.
Juvy Anne Aracena, 38, a typhoon survivor and vendor at the Compostela public market rebuilds her fruit business inside the newly-constructed trading post built by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program. Aracena is among the hundreds of market vendors in Compostela town whose business stalls were destroyed when Typhoon Pablo hit the Province of Compostela Valley in December of 2012.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria Steele, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg, Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, and Mindanao Development Authority Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino present the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of USAID’s Enhancing Governance Accountability and Engagement (ENGAGE) Project during a signing ceremony held last week at the Garden Orchid Hotel in Zamboanga City.
Efforts to lay down a long-term energy plan to ensure sustainable power regime for Mindanao could also prime the ground for spatial development initiatives being pursued under a corridors program, a top energy official said.
The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) cornered more than P1.4 billion worth of investments last year, and registered a 157 percent increase as compared to 2012’s P569 million.