SIE going for quality rather than quantity

Published on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Kota Kinabalu: Sabah International Exposition 2016 organising Chairman Datuk Mohd Basri Abd Gafar said all 155 exhibition booths have been sold out ahead of schedule. We are optimistic that this year’s event will again be a roaring success,” he said, adding it was decided to allow 10 additional booths [...]

Vital for BIMP-EAGA to forge good ties

May 19, 2016, Thursday Sharon Kong KUCHING: It is vital for members of the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) fraternity to forge a more productive and meaningful relationship both within and outside the confines of this corridor. This was emphasised by Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Infrastructure Development and Transportation Tan Sri Datuk [...]

Philippines Pushes ‘Halal’ Project for Tourism

The Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Philippines is pushing for “halal consciousness” in the country’s tourist hubs as a way of inculcating respect for the Islamic religion and to attract more Muslim visitors. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. said that with the Philippine Halal Tourism Project, launched last week at the SMX Convention Center [...]

Halal-tourism project expands

Sunday, April 24, 2016 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ WITH a surge in demand in halal tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) expanded the scope of the Philippine Halal Tourism Project, engaging more areas that are bent to take advantage of the $3.2 trillion global market. DOT Assistant Secretary Arturo Boncato Jr., during the [...]

‘Halal lanes’ in Davao City lauded

Monday, April 18, 2016 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ INDUSTRY players in Davao City have lauded the City Government’s move of requiring supermarkets, grocery stores and other establishments to set up “halal lanes” through a city ordinance. Marilou Ampuan, chairperson of the Halal Committee of the Philippine Tourism Congress and founder of Mindanao Islamic [...]

Halal Tourism Expo set in Davao

Thursday, April 07, 2016 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ IN a bid to harness a better position for the country’s tourism, especially in Davao Region, through aligning programs for Halal tourism, the Universal Center in partnership with the Mindanao Islamic Chamber of Commerce is set to stage the Philippine Halal Tourism Expo 2016 slated [...]

Transport remains key to Eaga: Minda

Friday, February 26, 2016 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ THE transport and connectivity cluster of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) is crucial for the vision’s realization of the sub-economic region, an official said. Romeo Montenegro, director for investment promotions and public affairs of Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) and the Philippines National [...]

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 [...]