KALIBO, Aklan -- The Aklan Provincial Government is excited over the nearing completion of an Investment and Trade Center which hopes to lure more investors in the province.
Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo, former congresswoman and now the province’s consultant on tourism and investment, said the structure being built at the Aklan Provincial Capitol is now at 70 percent.
The state of the art center, which has an allocation of P50 million, started its construction last year.
Its budget allocation came from the funds of former Senator Loren Legarda which is then the chair on the committee of finance.
“The center will also include data on the fisheries and agriculture which would serve as a one stop shop of information for potential investors in the province and in Boracay Island,” Quimpo said.
The investment center is also planning to lure Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs) in the province.
While the center is being built, several fast food chains companies have already expressed their interests in putting up their branches in Kalibo.
Among these companies includes Yellow Cab Pizza, Max Restaurant (which includes a conference room), among others.
“They will soon open their branches in Mabini Street, Kalibo. We have already coordinated this with the chief executive of Kalibo,” added Quimpo. (SunStar Philippines)