Iloilo is ready to host sunrise industries but need promotions in the national level to prop up the city and province as investment havens
This was pointed out by former Tourism Secretary Narzalina Lim during the general assembly meeting of the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation (ILEDF) held in Iloilo City recently.
Lim, an Ilongga from Antique, is currently the president of ILEDF and a recognized champion of tourism promotions.
The former tourism official said that Iloilo can be an important site for of the multi-million-peso sunrise industries such as tourism and business process outsourcing (BPO). Iloilo has a pool of qualified human resources as the city is the educational center of Western Visayas hosting several universities and colleges.
Similarly, Iloilo and Guimaras Island if promoted well, can host several investments in eco-tourism as well as high end tourism needs comparable to other countries in Asia, Lim said.
ILEDF and other non-government organizations are strongly making efforts to make the city and province as a priority destination of BPOs. So far, Iloilo City is ranked as a next wave city by hosting seven BPO call centers here.*PNA