DTI ranks OrMin as 17th competitive province nationwide
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro (PIA) – The province of Oriental Mindoro ranked 17th in the recent holding of the 9th Annual Regional Competitiveness Summit for the year 2021.
Provincial Director Arnel E. Hutalla of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) handed over to Gov. Humerlito A. Dolor a plaque of recognition, certifying the province as ranked 17th from among the 81 provinces nationwide.
Rankings of the local governments (LGUs) are based on the sum of their scores on four pillars: economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure and resiliency. Provincial rankings are also based on population and income weighted average of the overall scores of cities and municipalities under a province.
Oriental Mindoro was ranked 59th among LGUs in terms of competitiveness, and now it has emerged as 17th in the ranking. Gov. Dolor said this reflects that the province has a stable expansion of business and industries and higher employment, with reliability of government services that is focused on effective and sustainable productive expansion.
The Provincial Information Office (PIO) reported that all the four pillars of governance are anchored by the economic change in the local governments provincewide. (LTC/PIA-OrMin)