PH woes Japanese companies in Japan to invest in tourism, other businesses

PH woes Japanese companies in Japan to invest in tourism, other businesses
Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Tokyo, headed by DTI Commercial Counsellor Dita Angara-Mathay, with Commercial Attaché Kenneth Yap, welcome Bohol Governor Arthur C. Yap, other Bohol provincial officials and representatives from the Japanese business community.

By THEPHILBIZNEWS STAFF

The Philippine government through Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) Tokyo, went to Japan on a business mission to attract Japanese investments.

With Bohol Governor Arthur C. Yap and other Bohol officials, they visited last January 12-23, to present business opportunities to selected Japanese companies for the province of Bohol.

With the investment seminar, prospective Japanese investors were given the chance to see what other businesses that the Japanese can explore in the Philippines particularly in the province of Bohol.

DTI Commercial Counsellor Dita Angara-Mathay, who headed the business mission lastJanuary 21, said that the Japanese companies that took part of the investment seminar come from various industries such as construction, waste management and treatment, hotel and tourism, and light industry manufacturing.

Governor Yap explained that tourism revenues currently drive Bohol’s economy. The province is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, and natural geologic features that set it apart from other islands in the Philippines. The Danajon Bank which is one of only six double-barrier reefs in the world, the Chocolate Hills, and the Tarsier which is one of the smallest primates are the main attractions found in Bohol. 

With growing awareness and potential for attracting more Japanese tourists and businesses from Japan, Governor Yap is also negotiating for direct flights to Bohol from Japan. In the past 30 years, the province has received more than PhP20-billion worth of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funding for projects such as the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, Bohol Circumferential Road, Bohol Irrigation Project, Leyte-Bohol Interconnection Project and other agricultural projects. Governor Yap announced that they are holding talks for more JICA projects in the province.

Bohol’s increasing tourist arrivals and growing local economy present opportunities and challenges, according to Governor Yap. He has requested the DTI team at PTIC Tokyo to assist in attracting investors and technology partners in Japan to be involved in projects directly related to sustainable tourism. These include projects on wastewater treatment and sewage and septage treatment, bulk water supply, and power generation. He also explained the viability of investments in retirement and medical facilities, cold storage, tourism and convention facilities, light industry manufacturing, agriculture and fisheries projects and roads and public transportation in Bohol province.

PTIC Tokyo has committed to assisting Bohol in their goal of attracting more Japanese investors.

Bohol Governor Arthur C. Yap and other Bohol officials visited Japan on a business mission to attract Japanese investments to the province on 21-23 January 2020. An investment seminar with select Japanese companies kicked off the business mission, co-organized by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Tokyo, headed by DTI Commercial Counsellor Dita Angara-Mathay, on 21 January 2020.  Forty representatives from Japanese companies engaged in the business of construction, waste management and treatment, hotel and tourism, and light industry manufacturing attended the investment briefing with Governor Yap and the Bohol officials.

Governor Yap explained that tourism revenues currently drive Bohol’s economy. The province is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, and natural geologic features that set it apart from other islands in the Philippines. The Danajon Bank which is one of only six double-barrier reefs in the world, the Chocolate Hills, and the Tarsier which is one of the smallest primates are the main attractions found in Bohol. 

With growing awareness and potential for attracting more Japanese tourists and businesses from Japan, Governor Yap is also negotiating for direct flights to Bohol from Japan. In the past 30 years, the province has received more than PhP20-billion worth of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funding for projects such as the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, Bohol Circumferential Road, Bohol Irrigation Project, Leyte-Bohol Interconnection Project and other agricultural projects. Governor Yap announced that they are holding talks for more JICA projects in the province.

Bohol’s increasing tourist arrivals and growing local economy present opportunities and challenges, according to Governor Yap. He has requested the DTI team at PTIC Tokyo to assist in attracting investors and technology partners in Japan to be involved in projects directly related to sustainable tourism. These include projects on wastewater treatment and sewage and septage treatment, bulk water supply, and power generation. He also explained the viability of investments in retirement and medical facilities, cold storage, tourism and convention facilities, light industry manufacturing, agriculture and fisheries projects and roads and public transportation in Bohol province.

PTIC Tokyo has committed to assisting Bohol in their goal of attracting more Japanese investors.

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