PamCham boosting partnerships for development

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Monday, March 30, 2015


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) recently disclosed of its efforts to boost growth and prime countryside development.

PamCham president Jess Nicdao, during the group’s general membership meeting, said that the chamber is in continuing talks with development partners and government agencies focusing on aspects of investments, economy, heritage and environment.

“We are now in talks with the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines and the Department of Trade and Industry-Pampanga for the continued implementation of our Bamboo Propagation project. Soon, we will be identifying deserving beneficiaries of our remaining funds,” he said.

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Nicdao further said that PamCham is working with the City Government of San Fernando regarding small and medium entrepreneurial and tourism development.

“On SME and tourism development, we are currently working with the City of San Fernando on a project that will identify heritage sites and health and wellness areas that can be applied as tourism zones and qualify for incentives,” he said.

“Through this initiative, we hope to encourage more tourism related investments to come in. These will subsequently expand economic activities and establish forward and backward linkages with our local homegrown businesses, not only in the City of San Fernando, but for the entire province of Pampanga as well,” added Nicdao.

He also noted of PamCham’s recent membership in the Commission of Audit (COA)’s Citizen’s Participatory Audit team.

“With regards to our continued partnership with our national government agencies, PamCham recently agreed to become a member of the Citizen’s Participatory Audit of farm to market roads organized by the Commission on Audit. We shall undergo orientation and training with the COA to better perform our expected functions. Through this body, we hope to gain a better perspective of this particular government function and in the process effectively monitor ongoing projects,” said Nicdao. (JTD)

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