Connectivity in BIMP-Eaga very necessary, says top exec

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Kristianne Fusilero MEMBER countries of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) will continue to boost connectivity as the need for logistics development remained a challenge when doing trade in the sub-region. Trade Undersecretary Prudencio M. Reyes Jr., senior officer for BIMP-Eaga, said Friday in press conference at Marco [...]

220 BIMP reps to visit Davao for 4-day session

Monday, February 22, 2016 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ SOME 220 representatives from four-member countries of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) have confirmed participation in this year’s BIMP-Eaga Summit-Strategic Planning Workshop session, starting today until February 26 at the Marco Polo Hotel-Davao. The four-day event will serve as the venue for [...]

Food, transport, travel are BIMP-EAGA priorities

Posted on January 12, 2016 11:17:00 PM By Carmelito Q. Francisco, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) is putting flesh into the policy framework that is intended to guide the sub-region’s development strategy from 2017 to 2025 by identifying priority projects to receive investment. Romeo [...]

BIMP-EAGA members sign new 10-year roadmap for stronger economic ties

By Carmelito Q. Francisco, Correspondent Posted on December 11, 2015 07:04:00 PM DAVAO CITY — Members of the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East ASEAN Growth (BIMP-EAGA) have drawn up an updated framework for development initiatives in the sub-regional grouping in line with the roadmap of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In a joint statement released Thursday in [...]

BIMP-Eaga Vision 2025 tackled

Sunday, December 13, 2015 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ TO ATTAIN a resilient, inclusive, sustainable and economically competitive sub-region within Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga), members of the sub-economic region proposed and agreed to finalize the BIMP-Eaga Vision 2025 during the 12th BIMP-Eaga Summit, which will be hosted by the Philippines next [...]

More manufacturing hubs in Mindanao amid integration

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ TO FULLY seize opportunities and economic advantage of the “in motion” Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Integration, Mindanao must create more manufacturing hubs for value-added export products, an official said. As January 1 marked the reckoning period for full compliance of member-economies in the [...]

BIMP-Eaga Vision 2025, new challenge to Philippines

Sunday, January 24, 2016 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ THE implementation of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) Vision 2025 will be more challenging for the Philippines being the chair the BIMP-Eaga starting September 2016. The BIMP-Eaga Vision 2025 is a blueprint eyed to support and complements the Asean 2025: Forging Ahead [...]

PHL vessel eyes RoRo route for cargo, passengers

By Carmencita A. Carillo, Correspondent Posted on November 27, 2015 07:01:00 PM DAVAO CITY — The Philippine-flagged vessel that is being considered as an alternative for the delayed roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) ferry service project between Mindanao and Sulawesi could start operations soon if its existing permit is verified to be valid for the route. Platinum [...]

Northern Territory, BIMP-EAGA bloc seeking to expand cultural exchanges

By: Victor V. Saulon REPRESENTATIVES from the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia are set to meet with their counterparts in the sub-regional grouping Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) to explore areas of cooperation outside of trade, investment and tourism. In a statement, Dr. Prudencio M. Reyes, Jr., Philippine senior official for the regional growth [...]

Report on BIMP-Eaga trade cluster meeting to be released soon

Report on BIMP-Eaga trade cluster meeting to be released soon Friday, November 20, 2015 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ THE official report to be presented by the Mindanao Business Council (MBC) on the recently concluded Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) cluster meeting last October will be released [...]