OBOP to highlight Zambo’s CAEXPO participation PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 March 2015 11:21

Zamboanga City’s participation in the 12th China Asean Trade Expo (CAEXPO 2015) in Nanning China in Septebmer will be showcased with the One Barangay One Product (OBOP) concept championing products from different areas of the city.

In preparation for the international event, the City Government through Investment Promotion Services Division led by Angelique Go over the weekend convened barangay officials to a consultative meeting for OBOP identification.

Working hand in hand were Councilors BG Guingona, chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Industry and Mike Alavar, chair of the Committee on agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry-Zambo City head Engr. Rolando Acuna,  Zamboanga Economic Zone and Freeport Authority represented by Marilou Vasquez, Li gang mga Barangay president Coun. Jerry Perez, City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat, Department of Agriculture representative Gilda Amores and numerous others.

The activity was purposely to identify products from the different barangays coming from agriculture, fishery and forestry merchandise that will be showcased during the China event where Zamboanga City has been identified as the “City of Charm”.

Upon the identification of the OBOP, the city government through partner agencies will assist those concerned for product development, financing support, marketing, promotion and linkages to local and foreign investors, specifically for BIMP-EAGA neighbors.

The CAEXPO is an annual event organized by the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. It is a grand international event for economic and trade exchanges that is held annually at the Nanning International  Convention and Exhibition Center (NICEC) in Guangxi, China. This year it will be held from Sept. 18-21, 2015.

Among the products identified under the OBOP are the Spanish style sardines in corn oil (Tulungatung), spiced vinegar (Lumayang), atchara (Lanzones), native coffee (Tagasilay), marisco (Vitali) and pickled bamboo shoots (Mercedes) among others. — Sheila Covarrubias