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7 Aug, 2014

Mindanao connectivity to ASEAN revived | Manila Bulletin

Mindanao is being revived as the new gateway to Southeast Asia this time with more vigor with real connectivity by air and sea underway on hopes that manufacturing operations will further thrive with new power capacities coming in.

Rey Billena, regional governor for Mindanao of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), told reporters at yesterday’s press conference for the 23rd Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon) on September 1-3 in General Santos City that Mindanao is poised to deliver the Philippines to Asean in 2015.

Already, Mindanao will be connected to Bitung, Indonesia through General Santos City with the maiden voyage of cargo vessel P.T. Kanaka of Surabaya by August 30 this year. The commercial shipping service will operate twice-monthly with a 200 twenty foot equivalent container capacity.

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