PEZA to upskill workers, transform ecozones into ‘townships’

PEZA to upskill workers, transform ecozones into ‘townships’

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is aiming to transform economic zones into “townships,” which will be the economic drivers of their respective regions, forming the core of future smart towns and digital cities across all the regions.

In a webinar on industrial market opportunities in Luzon, PEZA Director General Charito Plaza said that the investment promotions agency’s priority project is “to create different types of ecozones in every region, and to transform these ecozones into townships where industrial, commercial, and residential buildings are put as an integral part, so investors and workers can work, live, learn, and play in one area,”

These ‘townships’ will then become integrated centers for work, commerce, and homes, while also pursuing initiatives to make workers multi-skilled.

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