The two-day 1st Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) International Business Conference has paved the way for the forging of a joint venture between local and Malaysian business stakeholders in tourism services.

More than 500 local and foreign business as well as tourism stakeholders attended the business conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Tawi-Tawi Divers Club and AS SAAH Picasso International SDN, BHD forged a joint venture in tourism promotion.

The Tawi-Tawi Divers Club advocates the protection and conservation of the marine resources and all dive sites through diving programs, while the AS SAAH Picasso International SDN, BHD is a tourism firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) stipulates that the divers club will provide travel assistance to tourists especially in dive tour activities from Malaysia coming to Tawi-Tawi.

The signatories of the MOU are Tawi-Tawi Divers Club president Rosendo Reyes and AS SAAH Picasso International SDN, BHD managing director Hamali Rahmat.

The Mahardika Institute of Technology, Inc. of Bongao town has forged an MOU with Agensi Pekerjaan Pimpinan Murni, SDN, BHD of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

The MOU stipulates that the Mahardika Institute of Technology, Inc. will train, screen applicants and assist in the documentation of travel documents of trainees cum applicants while the Agensi Pekerjaan Pimpinan Murni, SDN, BHD will facilitate the documentary requirements of Filipino workers to work in Malaysia and deploy workers to respective job applicants.

The MOU signatories are Mahardika Institute president Sambas Hassan and Agensi Pekerjaan Executive Chairman Dato Naufal Jumadil.

The MOU signings were witnessed by Department of Trade and Industry(DTI)-Tawi-Tawi Provincial Director Nazrullah Masahud, Tawi-Tawi Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice president for external affairs Prof. Romeo Taup and Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines-East Asean Growth Area Business Council-Malaysia Chairman Datuk Roselan Joahr Mohammad.

DTI-ARMM Sec. Sakiran Hajan noted that the objective of the business conference which is to showcase the business potential of ARMM was realized within the two-day conference.

“Business matching have been conducted and yielded positive results,” Hajan said.

He invited the business conference’s businessmen-participants to invest here in ARMM.

The two-day business conference is anchored on the theme: “Strengthening Public-Private Partnership towards economic stability in ARMM.”



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