6 months Special ecozones eyed for Mindanao Manilatimes
THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) pledged to strengthen ties in developing special economic zones in Mindanao, following the government’s call to boost activities in the countryside. In a statement on Monday, PEZA Director General Charito Plaza said the special economic zones were seen as economic drivers to develop smart towns, digital cities and new metropolitan areas outside Metro Manila. “Local government units which for a long time been host of ecozones like Cavite, Mactan, Baguio City, Calabarzon Region, Bataan, Clark and Subic are very progressive, productive, and rank highest in contributing to Gross Domestic ... more