TAHUNA, Indonesia (for MindaNews/22 November) – More formal talks are needed to accelerate trade and commerce between the neighboring provinces and cities of the southern Philippines and Indonesia, Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez on Wednesday said.
TAHUNA, Indonesia (for MindaNews/22 November) – The Philippines and Indonesia ended its three-day annual joint border patrol exercise Wednesday with a visit from the Philippine delegation for talks on possible expanded trade ties between the two neighboring countries.
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/05 November) -- Officials in Sarawak, Malaysia have agreed with their Philippine counterparts to touch base with Ekran Berhad for the possible reopening of the mothballed multi-billion peso Samal Casino Resort.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) - Protecting the environment should be a precondition to development, an official of the Asian Development Bank, one of the biggest supporters of the BIMP-East Asean Growth Area said.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) -- Failure to bridge language differences is viewed as one of the reasons why the BIMP East Asean Growth Area has not taken off 13 years after it was created to promote sub-regional economic cooperation.
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 October) -- Local government leaders from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) agreed Thursday to align their policies to establish a more viable sub-regional investment and trade exchanges.
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 October) -- Local government leaders in the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) are pushing for the forging of least 10 new trading agreements, tourism and investment cooperation to help boost the sub-region's economy.
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/23 Oct) – Top local government leaders from the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) opened discussions here this morning for the possible integration of various local government initiatives in the sub-region despite lingering security threats in this part of Mindanao and also in the country.
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MEDCo/23 May) -- A new air service is renewing Mindanao's direct link to its neighboring areas in the East ASEAN Growth Area (EAGA) with Asian Spirit now flying the Zamboanga-Sandakan route, bringing in more opportunities for closer trade, tourism and investment ties between the Philippines and Malaysia.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) -- The local tuna industry here has disputed statements by Secretary Romulo Neri, of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), that the Mindanao has made a mistake by partnering with fellow poor areas in the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines – East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Feb)– East ASEAN Growth Area Tourism chair Mary Ann Montemayor said Economic Secretary Romulo Neri was quite mistaken about
BIMP-EAGA being a "wrong economic partner " for Mindanao.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 Feb) – The East ASEAN Growth Area (EAGA) is not Mindanao's natural economic partner with the grouping composed of the sub-region's "all-poor" areas, the chief government planner said Wednesday.
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (MindaNews/2 Feb) – Journalists in the East Asean Growth Area (EAGA) have agreed to come up with journalism awards for reporters writing about developments in the four-country sub-region of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.