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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, March 2, 2020
Capitol, 31 LGUs to craft
investment framework

Negros Occidental and its 31 local government units will start drafting their economic development framework to make it more attractive to investors, business leader Frank Carbon said yesterday.

Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the provincial government, the representatives of the 31 LGUs, and the business group will meet for three days, from March 3 to 5, to prepare their investment prospectus.

He said the activity will be led by former Rep. Alfredo Benitez, provincial consultant on economic affairs, while the business group will be there to guide the localities in drafting their investment framework.

Bamboo industry boosted

The provincial government of Negros Occidental is continuing to boost the bamboo industry of the province by providing planting materials to interested growers, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said.

Masculino said his office will assist those who are interested to grow bamboo as the province has varieties, through cuttings, they can avail of for free. He added that they will also give technical assistance to the growers.

Only last week, personnel of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist went through training on bamboo production to familiarize themselves with the crop, he said.


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