MANILA, Philippines – Tuminta ng kasunduan ang Department of Trade and Industry at Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Ministry of Trade, Investments and Tourism para sa Phase 2 ng Task Force Bangon Marawi project.
Sa isang press briefing nitong Huwebes, Agosto 10, sinabi ni DTI Secretary Alfredo Pascual na lilikha ng positibo at pangmatagalang epekto sa community rebuilding sa Marawi City ang kasunduan.
“And now, I profoundly express my unwavering commitment to implementing the Task Force Bangon Marawi Phase 2 Project solely dedicated to carrying out comprehensive programs for the continuous revival of the Marawi City economy,” sinabi ni Pascual.
Kasabay ng Task Force Bangon Marawi Phase 1 Project, nakapagbigay ang DTI ng livelihood starter kits, nakapagtayo ng Shared Service Facilities (SSFs), at nakapagbigay ng retail spaces para sa Maranao products mula sa Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
“They have a requirement to comply like they must have their small business, and we’ll bring them together to form them a cooperative,” dagdag pa niya.
Ayon sa DTI chief, ang pangunahing layunin ng Phase 2 project ay upang lumikha ng trabaho sa pamamagitan ng social entrepreneurship at local tourism.
Kasama rito ang training ng entrepreneurs, promosyon ng local halal products and services of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at pagpapanumbalik sa creative sector.
Sa badyet na P66 milyon mula sa pamahalaan ngayong taon, sinabi ni Pascual na magsisilbing “vehicle for change’ ang proyekto para sa mga residente ng Marawi.
“The MOA we signed today formalizes our partnership in creating a positive and lasting impact in the community as we work together for economic growth and development, specifically by developing businesses and the local halal industry,” ipinunto niya.
Inilarawan naman ni Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. ang proyekto bilang “very timely as the people of Marawi are back on their feet since they are in the process of rebuilding their homes and businesses.”
“We are very grateful because the program can help our handicraft industry. Of the PHP66 million budget we asked a portion of it for us to buy equipment for our [handicraft] livelihood,” dagdag niya. RNT/JGC