The attractiveness of Bohol as an investment haven did not miss the attention of Chinese, both from mainland China and from Taiwan.
The top honchos of the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines arrived here last Thursday to sign a memorandum of agreement with the Bohol Chamber of Commerce (BCCI) to signal the agreement to explore each other’s investment potentials.
The Taiwanese group was led by its founder Philip Chien, Chairman Benny Chen, and President Michael Lin who signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with BCCI President Albert Uy and Executive Vice Pres. Argeo Melisimo signing in behalf of the Bohol chamber.
According to David Huang, investment and promotion advisor, the group will focus in bringing, investment and promotion advisor, the group will focus in bringing the modern technology in agriculture to boost the production of fruits, vegetables and rice.
Other areas to be explored are education, tourism and manpower from both Bohol and Taiwan.
Huang said that the chartered flights from Taiwan to Bohol Panglao International Airport is now being worked out with Far Eastern Airline while Air Asia will open direct flights to mainland China.
He cited that the number of Taiwanese travelers reached 15.6 million.
Aside from the Taiwan investors, another group of Chinese investors from mainland China likewise strengthened their program to pour investments in Bohol.
This assurance for investment was sealed with the formal induction by Gov. Edgar Chatto of the officers of the newly formed Bohol Chinese Chamber Association Corporation (BCCAC).
The Bohol Chronicle, January 20, 2019