BACOLOD City – A local business leader underscored the need for “interconnection” between Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental after the dissolution of the Negros Island Region (NIR).
“The island can still develop even if the two provinces belong to different regions,” said Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI).
The “interconnection” can proceed by building road networks, he added.
“Revoking the creation of NIR does not lose our trust and confidence for the president’s policy direction,” Carbon said.
The business leader said local businesses remain optimistic on the administration’s anticrime campaigns, especially the war on drugs.
MBCCI and the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry proposed to the National Economic Development Authority to make the island a special area for development. (PNA)