August 16th, 2012
by: Rodrigo S. Victoria
NAVAL, Biliran – The Local & Regional Economic Development-Technical Working Group (LRED-TWG) in the municipality of Naval strongly endorsed the establishment of a Local Economic and Investment Promotion Office (LEIPO) that would pave the way for a more vibrant economic activity in the capital town.
This was the consensus arrived at by the members of the Naval LRED-TWG on the second day of the two-day LRED-TWG Learning Session Module 2: Strategies for Promoting Local Economic Development Workshop held on August 13-14, 2012 in Marvin’s Seaside Inn, Barangay Atipolo, Naval, Biliran.
Raquel J. Capio, Region 8 program area supervisor and Vickie Antonio, senior advisor, under the Private Sector Promotion (SMEDSEP) Program of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) served as resource speakers in coordination with the key personnel of the provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Biliran.
The primary objective of the two-day workshop is to assist the LRED stakeholders of Naval in formulating an investment promotion strategy that outlines specific interventions to support the development of the three target groups of LRED-locally based enterprises, potential business start-ups and external investors.
The LRED-TWG which is comprised of the public and private sectors of Naval, proposed to endorse the establishment of LEIPO in a meeting with Naval Mayor Susan V. Parilla which is tentatively set on August 23-24, 2012.
The group also proposed that the soon to be established LEIPO in Naval will likewise serve as the NERBAC, business-one-stop-shop, franchising, tourism office of the capital town in Biliran province.
The Naval LRED-TWG will also present and discuss the results of the two-day workshop during the scheduled meeting with Mayor Parilla.
One of the significant results was the LRED-TWG focus on the development of the tourism industry in Naval. (PIA 8 Biliran)
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