More investors coming to Negros-A A +A
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he is looking forward for more investors to come to the province.
Marañon said aside from Ayala Land, Inc. that had confirmed its development of the Capitol properties for lease, more foreign investors are also coming to the province.
"In October, a German investor on energy and power will arrive," he said.
He also confirmed the meeting with businessman Jaime Augusto de Ayala during the event, where he relayed that they will come in when the court finally renders a decision on the case filed by SM Prime Holdings Inc.
"I got information that the court will render a decision on October 16," he said.
Meanwhile, the governor said is not warm on the idea of Representative Evelio Leonardia (lone district, Bacolod) to re-open the old Bacolod airport.
"The Bacolod airport is near the existing airport in Silay which may cause collision of planes," he pointed out.
He said that the old airport should be converted into a commercial complex like in Iloilo or a race track like in Singapore.
The governor, meanwhile, called on all candidates to ensure that the October 28 barangay elections will be "clean, peaceful and orderly.
He also expressed elation over the overwhelming reception of the Negros product in Manila.
Quoting former first lady Imelda Marcos, the governor described the recently concluded 28th Negros Trade Fair that ended yesterday at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City as "World class!"
Marañon said the fair was "very successful" adding that Marcos bought a lot.
He added that the report showed that the trade fair earned about P47 million in sales and bookings.
A total of 77 producers from Negros Occidental and three from Negros Oriental joined the trade fair that opened Sept. 25.
The governor said the reception of Manila was "overwhelming."
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 01, 2013.