BoC Zamboanga surpasses target take for 1st quarter PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 April 2011 14:28

The Bureau of Customs Zamboanga City District Office has surpassed its revenue collection target for the first quarter of this year.

Customs District Collector Abubakar M. Hamad disclosed that the revenue collection for the first quarter of this year (January to March) amounted to P 9,430,575.31. The target collection was only P 8,800,000, registering a variance of P630,575.31 or equivalent to 7.17 percent increase.

Hamad expressed elation on the increase saying that even though the district has a minimal importation, he was able to achieve the increase.

Last week, Hamad paid a visit to the different canning factories in the city and met the officials of the factories.

Hamad was informed by the association of canning factories that their group is negotiating with a Norwegian cargo vessel to transport the materials for the necessities of the fish canning production so that they can have lesser expenses in importation of the materials and the tax that the canning group association paid will go directly to Zamboanga City instead of Manila Port.

Hamad and the officials of the canning factories expressed optimism that the plan will be put into reality so that Zamboanga city will be benefited especially on employment opportunities for the people.

Moreover, Hamad lauded Mayor Celso Lobregat for his efforts and hardwork in making the tourism industry in Zamboanga City alive and progressive. Some of the new tourist sites in Zamboanga City are the Paseo Del Mar and Plaza Rizal at Fort Pilar and the innovation at the famous Pasonanca park as well as the construction of the new building of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas at Pettit Barracks. — Allen Abastillas