JFC Meeting with DBM Sec. Diokno

December 08, 2017 Joint Foreign Chambers Meeting Reports

The ECCP, with the Joint Foreign Chambers, had a very productive and informative quarterly meeting with DBM Sec. Ben Diokno today, 8 December, 2017. We received updates from the Secretary on the DBM priorities as well as the status of the Government Rightsizing Act, plans to repeal laws restricting foreign suppliers and construction firms for government procurement and public works, as well as an update on the FINL. The ECCP, along with the JFC, also presented its stance for supporting the "Build Build Build" as well as its suggestions for improvement for ODA Project Monitoring and Implementation Systems, which were generally favourably received by the Secretary. It was agreed that these quarterly meetings would continue in order to strengthen collaboration between government and the foreign business community.