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Butuan City prepares for 2015 APEC Summit

Officials, department heads, and the technical working group of the city government of Butuan have started preparing for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit to be held in the Philippines.

The city government of Butuan through Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. is one of the country’s local government unit (LGU) being invited to speak before the 2015 APEC Summit as a transformed city.

To be presented in next year’s big confab is Butuan City’s 2020 Vision and Butuan City’s Island of Good Governance.

The city officials are preparing a detailed agenda before business community leaders and world government officials in making Butuan as the country’s “Premier Forest City.”

The said Forest Festival, in line with the city’s Vision 2020, will start by August this year, he said.

The city mayor disclosed this during the welcome dinner and meeting last Thursday with Gil B. Herico, Agriculture Attaché to United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“Butuan City will soon fulfill its Vision 2020 and we are aiming to make our people economically stable while hitting to be more globally competitive in the years ahead,” stressed Mayor Amante. (Mike Crismundo)