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7th ARMM Business Congress in Marawi highlights agricultural investment

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ISLAMIC CITY OF MARAWI—The seaweed, fruit and abaca industries, all top dollar earners for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), will be the focus of the 7th ARMM Business Congress being held here from August 5 to 6. “This event is a timely opportunity to show potential investors that business is alive and well in [...]

ISLAMIC CITY OF MARAWI—The seaweed, fruit and abaca industries, all top dollar earners for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), will be the focus of the 7th ARMM Business Congress being held here from August 5 to 6.

“This event is a timely opportunity to show potential investors that business is alive and well in the region,” said Datu Haron Bandila, president of the ARMM Business Council (ABC), which is spearheading the event.

“Activities like this help the business sector to become more competitive and responsive to the demands of local and foreign markets,” said Atty. Mangondaya Solaiman, president of the Maranaw Chamber of Commerce and Industry, host chamber and co-organizer of the congress.

The ARMM Business Congress is an annual event organized by the ABC in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)–ARMM, Regional Board of Investments (RBOI), host provincial governments and local chambers of commerce, and USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program, which is implemented under the oversight of the Mindanao Economic Development Council.

This year’s Congress, which will be held at the Provincial Gymnasium, New Capitol, will feature plenary sessions on the impact of the global financial crisis and on how to maximize the ARMM’s resources in fisheries, aquaculture and farm production.

“The ARMM business community is mobilizing to keep pace with other progressive areas in Mindanao,” Bandila said.

Solaiman said that “business matching” sessions would be held between local developers and entrepreneurs, and potential investors, which include congress delegates from the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and the Middle East.

Participants will also present action recommendations to the ARMM regional government designed to make it easier to do business in the region and to attract more investment.

ARMM includes the provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur in central Mindanao, the Sulu Archipelago provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, and the Islamic City of Marawi. GEM


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