Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito Plaza emphasized the role of establishing more economic zones particularly in the countryside as part of the country’s recovery plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, Plaza said that creating more ecozones will generate job opportunities for Filipinos and will hasten development in areas outside Metro Manila. She also recalled that during the first half of the year, President Rodrigo Duterte signed 12 proclamations for new PEZA-registered ecozones.
“COVID-19 cannot stop PEZA and [local government units] from industrializing our country and being an investment haven in Asia.
PEZA stays committed to its 10-point programs that aim to address the efficiency factors towards attracting and assisting investors; to create a globally competitive, sustainable, and environment-friendly business environment in our economic zones; and to train and transform Filipino workers into multi-knowledge, multi-skilled, rich human capital, and world-class workers,” Plaza said.