MANILA, Philippines – BINIGYANG -diin ng Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) ang nakuhang US$3 billion na foreign investments na naglalayong paghusayin ang ICT projects ng bansa.
“In the latest report from the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) Board of Investments, we have successfully attracted many investors due to the various engagements of our president and his executives, including the DICT,” ayon kay DICT Assistant Secretary and spokesperson Renato Paraiso sa naging panayam ng Manila Bulletin, araw ng Huwebes, Disyembre 28.
“We have attracted numerous investors, including $3 billion worth of foreign investments geared towards ICT data centers,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
Sa hiwalay na panayam, tinalakay ni DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy ang matagumpay na pagkakakuha sa foreign investments sa pamamagitan ng naging pagbisita ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
“Amidst the disruptions caused by the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digitalization has become an existential imperative,” ayon kay Uy.
“The speed and scale at which these technologies permeate our everyday lives require us to be very agile to the ever-changing fluid landscape,” dagdag na wika nito.
Binigyang-diin din ni Uy ang kahalagahan ng kolaborasyon ng mga technology leaders sa iba’t ibang larangan.
“Continuous dialogue and collaboration among technology leaders in various fields, both in government and the private sectors, is important to keep our ears on the ground,” ayon kay Uy.
Idagdag pa rito, binigyang diin ni Uy ang kahalagahan ng pamumuhunan sa teknolohiya at human resources.
“We thus welcome our investors in the tech arena,” ayon kay Uy sabay sabing “It is a testament to their confidence that the Philippines is indeed fertile land in which technological advancement can thrive.” Kris Jose