BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A senior Bataan provincial board member is keenly cognizant of the strategic importance of Roman Expressway and port terminal services as primary approaches toward eco- industrial inclusive growth of the historic peninsula.
Board Member Jovy Z. Banzon, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) chairperson of Finance, Ways and Means Committees expressed his logical reflection centered on the significant contributions of dependable road network connectivity scheme and port facilities to strengthen the operation of industrial plants and efficient delivery of goods and services intended for diverse global markets.
Board Member Banzon, one of the outspoken provincial legislators, described the presence of excellent infrastructure facilities as outstanding mechanism for a workable and comprehensive marketing program in pursuing sustainable economic progress.
Mr. Banzon said the impressive and noteworthy achievements in transport system are the outcome of the effective implementation of a long-range socio-economic development plan of the local government authorities led by Bataan Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia, provincial legislative and municipal boards, public and private agencies and other stakeholders.
With the accessibility of terminal depots in several port facilities in coastal areas of the three southern Bataan towns of Orion, Limay and Mariveles, and widely improved road linkage of the 70-kilometer stretch of Roman expressway which match the demand in terms of operational performances have boosted further the top level trading advantages and high priority with the local favorable topographic location as the gateway to Luzon island.
The continuous plan of the national government to decongest Metro Manila of industrial and manufacturing firms positively opens good business opportunities for the province.
Mr. Banzon added that the government’s all-out economic promotional missions abroad with innovative expositions of substantial fiscal and non-fiscal incentives and highly commendable investment frameworks have motivated local and foreign locators to invest in the business-friendly atmosphere sites of strategically located special economic zones in Bataan.