By Warren Elijah Valdez
SULTAN KUDARAT — The Regional Board of Investments (BOI) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is currently conducting onsite visits to some registered firms in the region, as part of the Bangsamoro government’s move to assess the impact brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
On June 3, the Bangsamoro government bared that the RBOI has been conducting onsite visits to some business firms in the provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur since June 2.
RBOI-BARMM Governor Mohammad Pasigan said this primarily aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the economic status of businesses in the respective provinces and for the Bangsamoro government to identify the assistance needed for the affected sectors.
The RBOI-BARMM visited two registered agricultural producers in the province of Lanao del Sur on June 2: the Matling Industrial and Commercial Corporation (MICC), which is a cassava producer, and Hong Kong Feng Sheng Heritage Philippines Inc., an abaca fiber processor.
On June 3, meanwhile, the agency visited the Mactan Rock TGV corporation, which is a water filtration plant, and JMI Sand, Gravel, and Trucking Services Corporation. Both firms are located in the province of Maguindanao.
The Bangsamoro government said the RBOI is also set to conduct onsite surveys to some firms in the provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. The schedule however, has yet to be disclosed.
“The results of the surveys will be consolidated and will then be relayed to BARMM Chief Minister Ahold Al Haj Ebrahim for appropriate actions,” it added.