HERMOSA, Bataan — Municipal Mayor Antonio Joseph “Jopet” R. Inton recently joined the Philippine delegation of a HongKong-Shanghai Investment Mission to the Philippines.
Mayor Inton participated in a project presentation held at the
Shangrila Hotel at The Fort last
April 24 with Mr. Allan Tan, a major Chinese investor here who helps Mayor Inton in inviting more Chinese investors to do and expand their businesses here.
Inton presented some of the advantages of doing business in Bataan particularly in Hermosa where the Hermosa Ecozone Industrial Park (163 hectares) is located.
Hermosa is strategically located and accessible to Subic and Clark Freeports, the Freeport Area of Bataan, Ports of Orion and Lamao with more investment sites within the existing growth areas here such as Hermosa Commercial and Light Industrial Zone (132 hectares) and the ICT Park (136 hectares).
At present there are almost ten thousand workers inside the Hermosa Ecozone working with major locators such as the Sumi Philippines Wiring Corporation, Bioteque Medical Phil. Inc., Orient Goldcrest Realty Inc., Bessup Inc. and PMG Prime Global Co. Inc.
The investment mission where Mayor Inton attended was a high-level investment delegation from Hong Kong and Shanghai who visited the Philippines last April 22-24. They presented and discussed new business opportunities, in tune with the growing intra-regional cooperation in Asia.
The mission aims to bridge investors and service providers from Hong Kong and Shanghai with project owners and investors from Manila and explore potential partnerships and business arrangements, especially on openings being presented by the Belt and Road initiative.
The initiative promotes economic cooperation among countries along and beyond the Belt and Road routes to further market integration around the world.
“Yun akin pong pag alis palagi sa ating minamahal na bayan ng Hermosa ay upang humanap ng mga biyayang madadala ko sa aking bayan sa aking pagbalik. Parang isang OFW na handang iwanan ang kanyang pamilya para kumita ng malaki para sa kanyang mga mahal sa buhay,” Mayor Inton told this reporter.