Dabawneyos lured to BIMP EAGA business portal
DAVAO CITY – “If you want to go into the export market, then this is for you!”
The challenge was posed to Davao City’s business community, including small and medium enterprises Friday as representatives from the Northern Territory (NT) Government of Australia presented the BIMP EAGA business portal ( www.bebp.org), an online tool they initiated to provide support for small scale enterprises in the BIMP-EAGA sub-region.
Quentin Kilan, director of Asian Relations of the NT Government’s Department of Chief Minister said the portal was meant for stronger trade ties among EAGA countries and Australia.
He said it will also serve as an effective tool to assist the private sector in the sub-region and also, help promote Mindanao’s products in the Internet.
Quentin said, however, that the program will grow along side cooperation among business groups as the portal is still at a “basic starting point as of now with about 900 registered companies
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), he said, will soon find a virtual place to sell their products and services in the region, as well as in Australia.
The Northern Territory (NT) Government of Australia, in cooperation with the Mindanao Economic Development Council (MEDCo), the Mindanao Business Council (MBC), and the Department of Trade and Industry-XI announced the launching of the portal.