DAVAO CITY, Philippines- (February 26)–The Philippines and Indonesia prepares for the launching of the Davao-Gensan-Bitung route come April 28.
Ma. Lourdes G. Monteverde, the President of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) in a media forum revealed “The rates have been given to different cargo trading groups and shipping agencies. Both countries are now ready for the initiation of the routes.”
The two countries agreed the goods which will be imported and exported whcih include the plan to make the cities of general Santos and Davao (Philippines) as the transshipment point for all the goods coming and out the ASEAN Countries.
Monteverde, who is also the proponent of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Roro project said the Davao-Gensan-Bitung route was originally only Gensan-Bitung connectivity under the Asean Roro of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
But after the business organization sought for the inclusion of Davao which has been included, the tri-business trade agreement was granted.
The Philippines plans to import guano fertilizer, activated carbons, corn, and coconut among others from Indonesia are halal-certified poultry, fruits, packaging materials for canning, assorted Chinese goods, and assorted cuts of pork.
Consulate General for Indonesia Sec. Berlain Napitupulu also clarified that although majority of population of Indonesia are Muslims, their country is not considered a Muslim .
Monteverde said all is set for the launching as she hopes good trade relationship be established.