Dipolog hosts first IPP info drive PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 August 2012 14:14

DIPOLOG CITY — The first leg of a series of orientation-seminars by the Board of Investments (BOI) on the 2012 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) was held Thursday here with city and municipal officials, business leaders and representatives of national and local government agencies as participants.

More than 100 participants voiced their issues and concerns, which were answered by BOI personnel, composed of Engr. Guillermo S. Laquindanum, Supervision and Monitoring Department Head Remegia A. Aramil, Resource-based Industries Department Chief and Senior Investment Specialist Gina C. Aquiza.

Laquindanum presented preferred investment activities under the 2012 IPP, which include agriculture/agribusiness and fishery, creative industries/knowledge-based services, shipbuilding, mass housing, iron and steel products, energy, infrastructure, research and development, green projects, motor vehicles, strategic projects which provide very social economic returns, hospital/medical services, and disaster prevention, mitigation and recovery projects.

He added that these investment activities also cover industrial tree plantation, exploration, mining, quarrying and processing of minerals, publication or printing of books/textbooks, refining, storage, marketing and distribution of petroleum products, ecological solid waste management, clean water projects, and rehabilitation, self-development and self-reliance of persons with disability.

The next leg of the IPP orientation-seminar will be held next week in Butuan City.

Joining the BOI staff in the activity was BOI Governor Pelagio T. Recalde.

Recalde was amazed with the scenic Dapitan, which is home to Rizal Shrine and renowned Dakak Park and Beach Resort.

The BOI governor has also seen the tourism potentials of Dapitan, which would serve as a catalyst of more business opportunities not only in this city but in its neighboring city of Dipolog and towns as well.  — PIA