DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — A Manila-based company is investing some P200 million in a new mall to rise in Dagupan City soon, according to Mayor Belen Fernandez.
She said the Golden Dragon will build its mall in Barangay Mayombo in Dagupan City.
Golden Dragon is the second multi-million peso company to come to Dagupan since Fernandez came to power in 2013.
The first is the Sta. Lucia Realty Corporation which is now building a high-end subsivision in Barangay Bolosan, Dagupan City.
“Just imagine the taxes and the number of employment that these two multi-million peso investments will give to the city of Dagupan,” the mayor said.
Fernandez said more multi-million peso investments will come to Dagupan because they found the city business-friendly with zero graft and corruption that started under her administration’s watch.
Dagupan City now ranks 19th among the most business-friendly city in the country from 44th in the past during the previous city administration.
She said the city has its own Dagupan City Investment and Development Board headed by Rudy Ramos where potential investors can go to directly and ask for the requirements if they are investing in the city with no cost at all to them.
“I must assure our potential investors that no one will ask money from them or whatever,” she said in a talk over a local radio station on this matter. She said that under her watch, Dagupan is zero on graft and corruption.
She said part of the strategy to lure investors is the strengthening of the One-Stop Shop Business Center (OSBC) in order not to make it hard for any one paying their taxes in the city. (PNA)