A Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) development management officer was recently cited for excellent performance in the “Regional Training on Project Management” for BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT held recently at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia.
Gemma Dagaas received special recognition for ‘Best Project Proposal’ along with her five team members who presented during the training conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under its Advancing Regional Cooperation and Integration through the BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT.
BIMP-EAGA stands for Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area, while IMT-GT stands for Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Area. The two sub-regional groupings were formed with the goals of promoting trade, investment, and tourism in less-developed states and provinces.
Dagaas and her team members from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia presented the project proposal entitled “BIMP-EAGA E-Commerce Business Project,” aimed to create a conducive business environment that attracts and promotes trade, investment, and entrepreneurship. The proposal also highlights the crucial role of online businesses in promoting cross-cutting projects that will improve the quality of life and narrow digital divide among entrepreneurs in the economic sub-grouping.