DCCCII signs pact with Sawarak group

The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) signed a sisterhood agreement with a Malaysia-based business organization last week to bolster ties and trade exchanges.

DCCCII president Arturo M. Milan told the TIMES that they signed the pact with Sarawak Business Federation (SBF), an organization based in Malaysia, on June 11 at the chamber’s office in J.P. Laurel Ave.

“The sisterhood agreement aims to establish a closer collaboration between two business organizations in promoting trade and investments in the Davao Region and Sarawak, Malaysia,” Milan said.

In its website, the SBF said it is a joint federation of business organizations in Sarawak such as Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dewan Usahawan Bumiputera Sarawak, The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak, Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association.

SBF also includes Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association, Sarawak Electrical Association, Persatuan Pengimport dan Peniaga Kenderaan Melayu Malaysia, Sarawak Entrepreneur Association, Kuching Computer Business Association and Sarawak e-Commerce Association.

“The signing of the sisterhood agreement is very timely as Davao is promoting investments in agriculture, manufacturing and tourism while Sarawak is very strong in palm oil, cocoa and timber products,” Milan said.

Milan said SBF also expressed support to send delegation to the Davao Trade Expo by September. He said the DCCCII is also invited to join the Sarawak International Business Expo in October.

The sisterhood agreement between DCCCII and SBF is also expected to complement the direct connectivity from the city to Kuala Lumpur. The air connectivity is serviced by AirAsia, an airline company that headquartered in Malaysia.

AirAsia started to service the route in December last year. (KMF)

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