Sunday, 30 June 2013

CamSur chamber launches first 'Tabang sa Negosyo Award' for LGUs

NAGA CITY: The CamSur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CSCCI) recently launched the first "Tabang sa Negosyo Award" recognizing local government units (LGUs) in the province that promote models of good governance and business friendly programs.

CSCCI President Solomon Ngo said the award program initiated by the local chamber complements President Benigno Aquino III’s call for a strengthened Public-Private-Partnership (PPP).

CSCCI has partnered with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the implementation of the program, including provision of technical assistance for LGUs to come up with concrete programs that promote trade and investment opportunities in their respective localities and encourage fairness and competitiveness amongst the local market players, thereby improving the quality of life of their constituents.

Ngo said that the chamber, as one of the voices of the country, continues to introduce programs that encourage good governance and transparency among local government units.

“Tabang sa Negosyo" award program also encourages accountability, transparency and efficiency in the conduct of day-to-day operations, and promote competitiveness that will improve the quality of life of their constituents.

"We have also observed that stringent requirements for business registration and slow process for licensing, notably for small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs’) are the main factors that affects the growth enterprises and contribute to the cost of ventures in the municipalities of CamSur,” Ngo said.

Aside from strengthening the ties among the local entrepreneurs in the province, the program is also in seamless harmony with the government‘s efforts to streamline their procedures in compliance with R.A. No. 9485, also known as the Anti- Red Tape Act.

The program with the theme “ano man na ikararahay kan tawo, ikararahay kan negosyo,” (whatever is good for man, is also good for the business), has two award categories: Level 1 for 1st to 3rd class municipalities and level II for 4th to 6th class municipalities in the province.

Special citations may also be provided to LGUs that have outstanding programs or initiatives in business.

Winners from both categories will receive P100,000.00 each plus plaques of appreciation.

Nomination is open to all local government units yet to be qualified, duly accomplished nomination form and the required attachments were to be submitted on or before June 30, 2013 to the CSCCI secretariat.

Deadline for the submission of Bid Book/Write up was on July 5, 2013.

Any clarification/inquiry on the rules of the Award should be forwarded to the CSCCI secretariat, Camarines Sur Investment and Trade Center, Panganiban Drive, BMC Road, Naga City with email address and Telephone Number 473-3168. -- Bicol Mail

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