Thursday, September 29, 2011

Iloilo City mayor leads business campaign in Korea, China

Iloilo Capitol Area @ Bonifacio Drive
by Lydia C. Pendon

ILOILO CITY – Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog here will lead an aggressive business campaign in South Korea and China this month of October 2011 to open the doors of this southern Visayan city to business investments and opportunities.

“We are now open to international markets and positively back on the business trail,” Mabilog said during the Board of Investment (BOI)-led orientation-seminar on the 2011 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) on Friday, September 30 at Sarabia Manor in this city.

Mabilog said his delegation composed of Ilonggo businessmen are leaving for South Korea passing the Incheon International Airport on October 8, 2011 to meet with Korean business leaders and local government counterparts and present business opportunities of Iloilo.

Mabilog said they are also going to discuss the possible direct flight between Iloilo and Incheon to take advantage of positive response of Koreans currently studying and residing in Iloilo City.

The Iloilo delegation is also going to Jeju City in Korea to present Iloilo’s business opportunities to Korea’s business leaders, especially for public-private partnership (PPP) on the P400 million Guimaras-Iloilo ferry terminal (GIFT) project.

Mabilog said he is also eyeing sisterhood and twinning agreements between Iloilo City and the two Korean cities.

On the other hand, Mabilog will also lead a delegation to Yulin, China on October 18, 2011 as official guests of the Chinese sister city. Another city sisterhood agreement will be forged between Iloilo City and Huabei City in China.


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