MEDCo & BIMP-EAGA:
Better Integration Means
Progressing Economically
Across Global Arena
I. MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS OF MEDCo
II. DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR
MINDANAO
III. BIMP-EAGA DEVELOPMENTS
IV. HR-RELATED DEVEL...
MANDATE & FUNCTIONS
OF MEDCo
(MEDCo)
Mandated by Executive Order No. 512
To promote and coordinate the effective and
extensive participation of all sec...
DEVELOPMENT
STRATEGIES FOR
MINDANAO
A Peaceful,
Integrated and
Globally Competitive
Island Economy
Physical
Integration
Through Infra
Development
Strengthenin...
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM-
INDONESIA-MALAYSIA-
PHILIPPINES EAST ASEAN
GROWTH AREA (BIMP-EAGA)
Background
Increase TRADE, TOURISM and INVESTMENTS in
the growth area.
OBJECTIVES
• To facilitate freer movement of people, goods and...
Labuan
Sarawak
Kalimantan Sulawesi Irian Jaya
Mindanao
Palawan
Gorontalo
North Maluku
Sabah
Maluku
Brunei
Darussalam
Malay...
EAGA SET-UP
Country Secretariats
Signing Ministers
(one per country)
Senior Officials
(one per country)
11 Working Groups
...
TRANSPORT AND
INFRASTRUCTURE
DEVELOPMENT
Brunei Darussalam
NATURAL
RESOURCES
DEVELOPMENT
Indonesia
JOINT TOURISM
DEVELOPME...
1994-1997 1998-2000 2001-Present
BIMP-EAGA: Timeline
REDUCED
MOMENTUM IN BIMP-
EAGA INITIATIVES
EARLY BEGINNINGS
OF BIMP-E...
Sustaining the
Momentum
(2001-onwards)
Highlights of the 2nd BIMP-EAGA Leaders’ Summit
December 11, 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 Identified Priority Areas;
 T...
Tawau
Davao
Kuching
Manado
Balikpapan
Kudat
KK
BSB
Pontianak
Tarakan
1hr, 20 mins
Zamboanga
Sandakan
Brunei Darussalam-Mal...
Malaysia-Indonesia
Tawau-Ujung Pandang
Brunei Darussalam-Malaysia
Muara-Bintulu
Muara-KK
Muara-Kuching
Muara-Labuan
Muara ...
• Bataraza and Brooke’s Point in
Palawan and Kudat, Malaysia
LGU-Based Cooperation
• Formalized the Jose Abad Santos –
Gla...
DEVELOPMENT GOAL
• ULTIMATE GOAL: Narrow the development gap
across and within the EAGA member countries as
well as across...
Target Market: Middle East
15,400 MT per year or
1,284 MT per month
Mindanao’s Production Capacity
Total Chicken Productio...
Virgin Coco
Oil
Growing
Virgin Coco
Oil
Virgin Coco
Oil
• Virgin Coconut Oil
(VCO) Project
Flagship Projects
Philippines
• 4 Processing plants
(Mindanao)
• 160 ha seaweed plantation
• 80% Food grade carrageenan
• 93,000 MT in 2003M...
Philippines
Malaysia Indonesia
Brunei Darussalam
Shipping
Value Adding
thru Sub-regional
Economic
Integration
POTENTIAL AR...
Joint Tourism Development (JTD)
Marketing and Promotion
• Come-up with Tour Packages focusing on CAN
(culture, adventure, ...
• Philippine CIQS Primer
• BIMP-EAGA CIQS Directory
• Local CIQS Consultative Councils in P-EAGA
Ports of entry and exit
•...
Energy Cooperation
• Explore possible
areas of
cooperation in order
to enhance energy
cooperation among
BIMP-EAGA
member c...
• Appointed Gen. Efren Abu (Ret.) as
Special Envoy to BIMP-EAGA
• Recently turned-over BEBC
Chairmanship to the Philippine...
• Implementation of the BIMP-EAGA Road Map
• Push for the Uniform Port Tariff Agreement between the
Philippines and Malays...
2006 – Third Quarter
• 3rd Joint Tourism Development Cluster Meeting
18-19 July 2006, South Cotabato, Philippines
• Mindan...
2006 – Fourth Quarter
• China-ASEAN Expo
19-22 October 2006, Nanning, China
• BIMP-EAGA Tourism and Promotion Seminar
Nove...
HRSD-RELATED
DEVELOPMENTS &
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Generated the following inputs/suggestions:
1) Put more emphasis on the role of the WG on HRDPM
in the BIMP-EAGA flagshi...
• Actions to be taken:
- DOLE to come up with a position paper on the
previously mentioned concerns
• Recommendations:
- D...
Usbaw Mindanao …
For more information log on to:
http://www.medco.gov.ph
Or e-mail us at:
info@medco.gov.ph
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  1. 1. MEDCo & BIMP-EAGA: Better Integration Means Progressing Economically Across Global Arena
  2. 2. I. MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS OF MEDCo II. DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR MINDANAO III. BIMP-EAGA DEVELOPMENTS IV. HR-RELATED DEVELOPMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS PRESENTATION OUTLINE
  3. 3. MANDATE & FUNCTIONS OF MEDCo
  4. 4. (MEDCo) Mandated by Executive Order No. 512 To promote and coordinate the effective and extensive participation of all sectors in Mindanao Executive Order No. 244 Amendment to EO 512 (issued 15 May 2000) MEDCo as the Philippine Coordinating Office for the Brunei Darussalam- Indonesia-Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)
  5. 5. DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR MINDANAO
  6. 6. A Peaceful, Integrated and Globally Competitive Island Economy Physical Integration Through Infra Development Strengthening Direct Trade and Investment Links Strengthening Mechanisms for Social Services Peace and Unity DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR MINDANAO BIMP - EAGA
  7. 7. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM- INDONESIA-MALAYSIA- PHILIPPINES EAST ASEAN GROWTH AREA (BIMP-EAGA) Background
  8. 8. Increase TRADE, TOURISM and INVESTMENTS in the growth area. OBJECTIVES • To facilitate freer movement of people, goods and services; • To rationalize the development of vital infrastructure in the sub-region; and • To coordinate the management of eco-systems and common resources to ensure sustainable development. GOAL
  9. 9. Labuan Sarawak Kalimantan Sulawesi Irian Jaya Mindanao Palawan Gorontalo North Maluku Sabah Maluku Brunei Darussalam Malaysia Indonesia Philippines LAND AREA : 1.6 million sq. km POPULATION : 57.5 million COMPOSITION
  10. 10. EAGA SET-UP Country Secretariats Signing Ministers (one per country) Senior Officials (one per country) 11 Working Groups BIMP-EAGA Business Council (BEBC) BEBC Secretariat BIMP-Facilitation Center (BIMP-FC) 4 ClustersBEBC Country Directors BIMP-EAGA Leaders (Heads of State)
  11. 11. TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT Brunei Darussalam NATURAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Indonesia JOINT TOURISM DEVELOPMENT Malaysia SME DEVELOPMENT Philippines Air Linkages Sea Linkages HRD/PM* Telecom/ICT C/CM Agro-Industry Fisheries Cooperation HRD/PM* Energy Forestry & Environment Tourism HRD/PM* KF/FS CIQS HRD/PM* CLUSTERING OF WORKING GROUPS *Cross-cutting sector INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT
  12. 12. 1994-1997 1998-2000 2001-Present BIMP-EAGA: Timeline REDUCED MOMENTUM IN BIMP- EAGA INITIATIVES EARLY BEGINNINGS OF BIMP-EAGA RESURGENCE IN BIMP-EAGA INITIATIVES
  13. 13. Sustaining the Momentum (2001-onwards)
  14. 14. Highlights of the 2nd BIMP-EAGA Leaders’ Summit December 11, 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Identified Priority Areas;  Transportation, Infrastructure, ICT, Natural Resources, Tourism, SME Development  Facilitate trade through the strengthening of CIQS mechanisms  Agreed to enhance security in the sub-region, specifically undertaking joint security patrols to address transnational crimes and terrorism;  Agreed to undertake energy cooperation to address the impending power deficit;  Encouraged the active involvement of LGUs
  15. 15. Tawau Davao Kuching Manado Balikpapan Kudat KK BSB Pontianak Tarakan 1hr, 20 mins Zamboanga Sandakan Brunei Darussalam-Malaysia BSB-KK via RBA and MAS BSB-Kuching via RBA and MAS Malaysia-Indonesia Kuching-Pontianak via MAS Manado-KK via MAS Balikpapan-BSB via RBA Tarakan-Tawau via MAS Existing Discussion on-going Philippines-Indonesia Davao-Manado via Merpati Singapore Japan Intra-EAGA Air Linkages
  16. 16. Malaysia-Indonesia Tawau-Ujung Pandang Brunei Darussalam-Malaysia Muara-Bintulu Muara-KK Muara-Kuching Muara-Labuan Muara Tawau Ujung Pandang Bintulu Kuching Labuan Sandakan Tawi-tawi KK Davao Lahad Datu Zamboanga Manado Existing On-going discussions Philippines-Malaysia Zamboanga-Sandakan • MV Mary Joy Zamboanga-Tawi-tawi-Sandakan • MV Weesam Intra-EAGA Sea Linkages
  17. 17. • Bataraza and Brooke’s Point in Palawan and Kudat, Malaysia LGU-Based Cooperation • Formalized the Jose Abad Santos – Glan – Sarangani Cooperation Triangle (JAGS-CT) • Assist and guide the JAGS-CT Secretariat
  18. 18. DEVELOPMENT GOAL • ULTIMATE GOAL: Narrow the development gap across and within the EAGA member countries as well as across the ASEAN-6 countries. • IMMEDIATE GOAL: Increase trade, investments and tourism within EAGA. BIMP-EAGA ROADMAP TO DEVELOPMENT AND ACTION PLAN (2006-2010) Strategic Directions
  19. 19. Target Market: Middle East 15,400 MT per year or 1,284 MT per month Mindanao’s Production Capacity Total Chicken Production: 212,456 MT (Annual Average) Brunei Darussalam • Halal Certification • Marketing • Financing • Business Dev’t Service Philippines • Breeding • Operation of Slaughter House and Dressing Plant • Business Dev’t Service Malaysia • Marketing • Business Dev’t Services Indonesia • Integrated Feed Mill Operation • Corn Production • Business Dev’t Services • Halal Poultry Project Flagship Projects
  20. 20. Virgin Coco Oil Growing Virgin Coco Oil Virgin Coco Oil • Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Project Flagship Projects
  21. 21. Philippines • 4 Processing plants (Mindanao) • 160 ha seaweed plantation • 80% Food grade carrageenan • 93,000 MT in 2003Malaysia • 7 Processing plants • 4,700 MT in 2002 • Imports 70% of its supply from Philippines Indonesia • 3 Processing plants • Pet grade carrageenan • 55,000 MT in 2005 • Seaweed Industry Project Flagship Projects
  22. 22. Philippines Malaysia Indonesia Brunei Darussalam Shipping Value Adding thru Sub-regional Economic Integration POTENTIAL AREAS: 304,350 Hectares TOTAL AREAS PLANTED: 21,232 Hectares • Palm Oil Industry Project Flagship Projects
  23. 23. Joint Tourism Development (JTD) Marketing and Promotion • Come-up with Tour Packages focusing on CAN (culture, adventure, nature) plus golf and diving tourism • Establishment of additional air linkages Flagship Projects
  24. 24. • Philippine CIQS Primer • BIMP-EAGA CIQS Directory • Local CIQS Consultative Councils in P-EAGA Ports of entry and exit • Project Brief on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Clearance Procedures in the BIMP-EAGA • AusAID Technical Assistance Project on Strengthening the BIMP-EAGA Support Team on CIQS (BEST on CIQS) • Joint Border Patrol in the subregion Customs-Immigration-Quarantine- Security (CIQS) Cooperation
  25. 25. Energy Cooperation • Explore possible areas of cooperation in order to enhance energy cooperation among BIMP-EAGA member countries
  26. 26. • Appointed Gen. Efren Abu (Ret.) as Special Envoy to BIMP-EAGA • Recently turned-over BEBC Chairmanship to the Philippines • Recently signed and renewed Memorandum of Understanding on RP- RI Fisheries Cooperation Other Developments
  27. 27. • Implementation of the BIMP-EAGA Road Map • Push for the Uniform Port Tariff Agreement between the Philippines and Malaysia • Extension of Travel Tax Exemption until June 2008 • Pursuance of CIQS Initiatives • Implementation of flagship projects • Support to LGU initiatives • Strengthen linkage with external markets such as Japan, Australia, Korea, and China • Strengthen institutional network among BIMP-EAGA organizations Priority Initiatives
  28. 28. 2006 – Third Quarter • 3rd Joint Tourism Development Cluster Meeting 18-19 July 2006, South Cotabato, Philippines • Mindanao Trade Expo International 11-12 August 2006, Philippines • Sabah International Expo 8-13 August 2006, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia • Mindanao Investment Forum 28 August 2006, Mindanao • Mindanao Business Conference 31 August-02 September 2006, Zamboanga City Forthcoming Activities
  29. 29. 2006 – Fourth Quarter • China-ASEAN Expo 19-22 October 2006, Nanning, China • BIMP-EAGA Tourism and Promotion Seminar November 2006, Japan • 14th SOM/11th MM 06-11 November 2006, Malaysia • BIMP-EAGA Leaders Summit 11 December 2006, Cebu City, Philippines • ASEAN Leaders Summit 12-13 December 2006, Cebu City, Philippines Forthcoming Activities
  30. 30. HRSD-RELATED DEVELOPMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  31. 31. • Generated the following inputs/suggestions: 1) Put more emphasis on the role of the WG on HRDPM in the BIMP-EAGA flagship projects; 2) Philippines could serve as the manpower resource base for BIMP-EAGA providing a trainings and a ready pool of qualified workers; and, 3) Harmonization of skills levels and standards among BIMP-EAGA member countries. Highlights from the P-EAGA Coordination Meeting
  32. 32. • Actions to be taken: - DOLE to come up with a position paper on the previously mentioned concerns • Recommendations: - DOLE, POEA and TESDA should closely coordinate with the lead agencies of the P-EAGA Clusters to discuss/identify issues and concerns for the WG on HRDPM to work on at the BIMP-EAGA level. Highlights from the P-EAGA Coordination Meeting
  33. 33. Usbaw Mindanao … For more information log on to: http://www.medco.gov.ph Or e-mail us at: info@medco.gov.ph

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