UAP attends 2nd Philippine Construction Congress
November 29, 2017 | By: UAP Keeping You Posted
United Architects of the Philippines led by its National President, Architect Guillermo H. Hisancha attended the recently concluded 2nd Philippine Construction Congress at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).
Organized by the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and in partnership with the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), the annual event was held to ‘formulate the overall strategic direction of the country’s construction industry.’
For this year, the event outlined the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap for 2017-2022, in accordance with the government’s Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, AmBisyon Natin 2040, anchored on the Php 8.4-trillion worth of infrastructure projects under the Duterte administration’s “Build. Build. Build” program.
The presentation of the roadmap’s conceptual framework sparked discussions and exchange of ideas among the country’s nation-builders and engaged leaders and decision-makers of various infrastructure-related private sector organizations, government offices, together with financial and academic institutions, foreign embassies, and business support organizations (BSOs).
In his keynote speech, President Rodrigo Duterte offered strong support to the Philippine construction industry and urged local contractors to join the government in building massive infrastructure projects under the ‘Build Build Build’ program, creating more opportunities leading to ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’ through Trabaho at Negosyo, or jobs and business opportunities for Filipinos.
Meanwhile, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez reported to the President the strong commitment of the construction industry to help the government in its efforts for the reconstruction of the Marawi City. Secretary Lopez also mentioned the support of the Philippine Contractors Association (PCA) for the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (#VACC) by donating Php 1 million to the anticrime organization.
Videos/Photos courtesy: DTI, CIAP, PCOO