CEBU CITY – More energy investments are expected in the Visayas region with the Department of Energy (DoE) holding of the 2018 Visayas Energy Investment Forum on Thursday, 13 September 2018, at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel in Cebu City.
“We are aggressive in linking investors with various sector partners in order for us to speed up the materialization of energy projects, not only for the Visayas but for the entire country,” said Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi in a message to the forum participants read by DoE Assistant Secretary Redentor E. Delola.
The forum aims to update stakeholders on the investment opportunities in the energy sector, financing facility available for energy projects, the government’s role in facilitating the implementation of energy projects and private sector experience in the development and implementation of an energy project.
Delola presented the Philippine energy situation, Visayas power situation and the investment needed. This was followed by a panel discussion on the topic “Transcending Investments: Role in Encouraging Investors in the Energy Sector.”
The panel discussants were composed of DoE Asec. Delola, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ Engr. Christian B. Ereño, Department of Agrarian Reform’s Atty. Jamila Bunsa, Regional Development Council-Infrastructure Development Committee VII Glenn Anthony Soco and Atty. Marissa P. Anino of the Development Bank of the Philippines.
Other energy investment fora are slated for Mindanao on 11 October and Luzon on 4 December.