PAMPANGA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) president Rene Romero expressed optimism that the administration of Governor Dennis Pineda will be as business-friendly as during the term of former governor and now Vice Governor Lilia Pineda.
Romero said the province’s program for the business sector in Pampanga will greatly impact on the ongoing development surge in the province. Romero was even confident to say that Pampanga is among the fastest developing provinces north of Manila.
“The clear signs are here. The government's Build, Build, Build projects, a considerable number of which are directly and indirectly focused on Pampanga. This is a clear sign that the government sees development coming this way and they are preparing the needed infrastructures,” Romero said.
Romero added that the surge in the number of private construction projects, malls, fast food chains and private businesses in Pampanga and Metro Clark area also heralds the ongoing development in Pampanga. He said that while the development is mainly private sector led, government played a vital role in the development of industries in Pampanga.
The business leader also hailed the nine years in office of former Governor Lilia Pineda as the most business-friendly for local business. He added that while Pineda’s term was more focused on health and social services, the business sector was given enough elbow room and support through the provincial government’s sound fiscal management of the province.
“The business sector remains optimistic that the good atmosphere for business will be continued by Governor Delta and that more programs will be geared towards small and medium enterprises,” Romero said.
As for the business sector in general, Romero said that PamCham is currently working closely with the Clark Investors and Locators Association and the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry to further streamline the ease of doing business for investors wanting to invest and those who are currently invested in industries and businesses in the Metro-Clark area.