MANILA, Philippines- Patuloy na nahaharap ang Pilipinas sa mga hamon sa infrastructure development at business efficiency.
Ito ang sinabi ni Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual, matapos bumaba ang Pilipinas sa competitiveness ranking nito sa buong mundo.
Ang competitiveness ranking ay gawa ng Switzerland-based Institute of Management Development (IMD) kung saan bumaba ng apat na pwesto ang bansa sa gitna ng inflation, public health crises, at geopolitical issues ang Pilipinas.
Nauna rito, bumagsak ng apat na pwesto ang Pilipinas sa competitiveness ranking nito sa iba’t ibang lugar sa buong mundo sa gitna ng global concerns gaya ng inflation, public health crises, at geopolitical issues.
Sa 2023 World Competitiveness Yearbook ng Switzerland-based Institute of Management Development (IMD), ipinuwesto ng IMD ang Pilipinas sa ika-52 mula sa 64 economies na niranggo nito o ipinuwesto sa buong mundo.
Bumagsak ang Pilipinas ng “four notches” mula sa pang-48 noong 2022.
Ang World Competitiveness Yearbook ng IMD, unang inilathala noong 1989, “analyzes and ranks countries according to how they manage their competencies to achieve long-term value creation.”
Sinabi ni Pascual na habang nagpapakita ng lakas ang economic performance, “we continue to face challenges in important areas such as infrastructure development, government efficiency, and business efficiency, which led to a deterioration of our competitiveness ranking from 48 in 2022 to 52 in 2023.”
Sinabi ni Pascual na mahalaga na ibahin at palawakin ang “exports at trading partners” ng bansa.
“It is important to focus on improving our weaknesses to enhance our overall competitiveness. DTI is currently implementing a new industrial strategy that is driven by science, technology, and innovation to grow globally competitive and innovative industries,” wika ni Pascual.
Tinukoy naman ni Pascual ang anim na “major pillars” ng industrial strategy ng DTI gaya ng “Embracing new technologies as tools to improve the competitiveness and productivity of industries and to enable industries to become more innovative by creating new products and services, Developing more innovative MSMEs and startups, Integrating our trade, investment, and industrial policies to diversify our production and deepen our participation in global value chains, Pursuing regional development through innovation and entrepreneurship, Human resource development, capacity building, and skills training at Creating an enabling environment to attract more investments.”
“The above are crucial in order to improve our competitiveness and achieve inclusive and sustainable growth and development,” ayon kay Pascual. Kris Jose