The Board of Investments (BOI) will conduct an Investments Priorities Plan (IPP) Regional Roadshow in several key cities in the country starting on May 22 in General Santos City.
The IPP Roadshow is an agency initiative to bring its services to the regions by informing the public on the salient features of the IPP 2014-2016 and its implementing guidelines, specifically on the investment opportunities for potential and existing investors.
The IPP is a fundamental investment policy tool for industry development, which aims to build industries not necessarily through incentives, but through policy interventions and initiatives. The IPP targets investment opportunities and needs to create jobs, expand industries’ capacity and enhance the competitiveness of local industries.
This year’s IPP Roadshow will be held in the following cities:
Regions XI & XII General Santos May 22
CAR Baguio May 29
Region IX Dipolog June 19*
Regions I & II Ilocos San Fernando, La Union June 25*
Region X & CARAGA Cagayan de Oro July 2*
Region V Naga City July 10 *
Region VII Cebu July 23 *
Region IV-B Puerto Princesa August 6*
NCR, Regions III & IV-A Metro Manila August 18*
Region VI Iloilo August 24*
Participants from various the national government agencies, chambers of commerce, business support organizations, the academe, LGUs, members of the Regional Development Council, NGOs, consumer organizations and the media are expected to attend the forum.
The IPP 2014 – 2016 is more focused on eight preferred activities (four broad sectors and four specific activities), subsectors, and specific supply/value-chain gaps. These are Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Fishery, Services, Economic and Low-cost Housing, Hospitals, Energy, Public Infrastructure and Logistics, PPP Projects.
Officials from the Board of Investments who will be the speakers in the roadshows include BOI Governor Oliver B. Butalid, Governor Pelagio Tan Ricalde, Governor Lucita P. Reyes, Executive Director Efren V. Leaño, Executive Director Raul V. Angeles, and Supervising Director Ma. Corazon H. Halili-Dichosa.
President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Memorandum Order No. 74 dated 28 October 2014 approving the 2014 – 2016 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP).
Posted By: Edrillan Pasion