Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tagum offers public land for BPO industry

MATI CITY, Davao del Norte, October 28 (PIA) - - Tagum City Government is offering its public lands to investors in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.

Mayor Allan Rellon emphasized in an interview yesterday (October 27) that he is willing to partner with any BPO company to locate in a public land in Tagum City.

“To spur investment and trade, we are offering our lands to a private-public partnership (PPP) for BPO companies like call centers,” Mayor Rellon said.

Rellon affirmed that besides the influx of investments in Tagum, he hoped for BPO companies to also set-up in the city.

“We will be meeting with support infrastructure providers like Globe, Smart and PLDT to improve our connectivity in the city to prepare for this investment,” he said.

He also stressed that the city government is studying the possibility of bringing down to number of business registration from the existing five steps to three steps.

“Before it was 15 steps, and now it was lowered down to five steps only, but I told the departments involved in business registration to study on how to bring it down to only three,” he added.

Rellon disclosed that this business registration initiative attributed the city’s inclusion in the finalists being Most Business-friendly Local Government Unit – component city category.

“This mechanism on facilitating investors, especially the approval of the city’s investment and incentive code were among the reasons why we have been chosen as a finalist,” he said. (PIA 11, Michael Uy)

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