Ease of doing business in city assured

THE Dagupan City government has introduced more reforms to further streamline the processes to ensure ease of doing business in the city the city’s One Stop Business Center  (OSBC).

According to OSBC chief Randolf Ubando, the streamlining was in line with RA 11032 or the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Service Delivery Act of 2018” that aims to make the process of putting up and running a business easier and more efficient by promoting ease of doing business and efficient delivery of government services.

Meanwhile, OSBC reported a 43% increase in 2017 with 607 registrations compared to 2016’s 423.

These include SM Supermall, Filinvest Land, Incorporated, the City Mall, Sta. Lucia Land Development for Almeria Verde and the coming of ACE Hospital, which will be put up in Barangay Lucao.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez assured the bookkeepers that with the Investment and Development Board in place, there will be no red tape and no corruption in the entire process of establishing businesses in the city.

“We make sure all processes are done with transparency. The taxes paid by our Dagupeño taxpayers must go directly to the city’s coffer. The city government works to pay it forward with numerous projects and programs for infrastructure, health, social services, livelihood, education and many more. All these are made possible through your taxes.” added Fernandez.

The city government recorded the strongest state of financial history under Fernandez’s administration.

Dagupan City also received its third consecutive citation as region’s overall most competitive city during the 4th CMCI Recognition and Awarding ceremonies on December 12. The city also maintained its ranking as number one in government efficiency and in economic dynamism for the third year among other cities in the region.

The consultation with the bookkeepers is an activity aimed at strengthening the coordination between the city government and the business sector particularly to address concerns about business permit application and renewal. (CIO/VDV)

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