Sep 26, 2020

Palawan to host BIMP-EAGA livelihood exchange event

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) lead earlier in February a convergence meeting to discuss the livelihood exchange (LIVEX) activity that will be hosted in Palawan in June this year. (Photo courtesy of Palawan PIO)

Palawan will be hosting in June this year a livelihood exchange (LIVEX) event for business leaders from the countries that comprise the BIMP-EAGA to lay down plans for its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development initiatives.

The event will also see Palawan province in presenting its target to strengthen agricultural business, particularly goat importation, said Shellemai Roa, program manager of BIMP-EAGA Palawan, in a press statement released by the Provincial Information Office (PIO).

“When it comes to agri-business, mayroong instruction si Governor Jose Alvarez na kailangan mai-propose ‘yong goat importation. Kasi nga nakikita natin siya na isa sa malaking pagkukunan when it comes to production ng chevon o goat meat, mataas ‘yong value ng meat at mataas din ang value ng milk,” Roa said.

She said they will also bring up in the LIVEX the infrastructure project targets of the province like airports, roads, bridges, and ports.

Early this month, the BIMP-EAGA had a convergence meeting in General Santos City and another in Ermita, Manila, that was participated in by the province.

It was led by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) as the National Secretariat for the Philippines.

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