Press Release
January 24, 2008

Investment prospects in Aurora
An investment paradise waiting to be tapped.

This is the message the Aurora Investment Summit aspires to convey to prospective investors and entrepreneurs, during a forum to be held from January 24-26 2008 in Hotel Stotsenbeg, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City.

According to Aurora's chief executive, Gov. Bellaflor Angara, the province has an enormous potential to be the next investments haven in the Philippines, and become a laboratory for development for all of the country.

"In terms of its productive populace and vast natural resources, Aurora is one of the wealthiest provinces in the country. Investments, however, are crucial to translate this raw wealth into gainful livelihood and economic development," said the governor.

The summit will discuss Aurora's rural development strategies, zeroing on how the province could reap massive investment returns and channel these investments towards higher income and living standards -- while at the same time conserving and preserving its environment.

Topics to be discussed in the forum involve Aurora's (1) land use plan; (2) environmental conservation and preservation programs; (3) mariculture and post harvest technology; (4) infrastructure projects; (5) special economic zone master plan; (6) Information Communication Technology capabilities; (7) tourism industry; (8) agri-fishery and forestry; (9) power supply and renewable energy; and (10) education initiatives.

Leaders of leading firms such as the Century Pacific Group of Companies, Mega Fishing Corporation and UCPB Foundation Inc., have already confirmed their attendance in the summit.

On the government side, Aurora's representative, Congressman Juan Edgardo Angara, as well as its favorite son, Senator Edgardo Angara, will attend the said summit along with government officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Public Works and Highways, and the Department of Tourism.

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