Beng thanks stakeholders for Zambo City’s good showing in competitiveness rating PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:34

by Sheila covarrubias


Mayor Beng Climaco expressed gratitude to all City Government officials and employees who contributed much for an enhanced delivery of services that resulted to Zamboanga’s improved ranking in the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index this year.

Similar appreciation is conveyed to all stakeholders- both in the government and private sectors that continue to support the city’s programs and projects aimed to alleviate the plight of the residents and ultimately make Zamboanga a hub for tourism and investment.

From a ranking of 74th in 2014, Zamboanga City leaped to 15th in the highly urbanized cities category in the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index garnering 3rd place in infrastructure, 15th in government efficiency and 26th in economic dynamism. The index results were announced during the 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the PICC in Manila July 16.

The competitiveness summit is an annual event intended to determine competitiveness at the local government level and is organized by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) created through a presidential proclamation with the vision to promote a more competitive Philippines and instill a culture of excellence, through public-private sector collaboration as means to reduce poverty through inclusive growth.

Mayor Climaco said without the support and cooperation of all City officials and employees as well as the private sector, the City would not achieve such a recognition.

Nevertheless, she said the city will continue to exert more efforts to further improve its ranking and eventually attain its vision of building back a better Zamboanga.

The mayor led a delegation composed of government and non-government officials and representatives to the Summit where the award was presented. — Sheila Covarrubias