*A strategy to bring in outside money for Ilocos Norte’s economic recovery, says INvest office
By Stewart C. Ocampo, PGIN-CMO
The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte is now offering an exclusive card to faraway workers, students, investors, and other non-residents of Ilocos Norte who want to stay, study, or work under the province’s “Move IN” project.
The “Move IN” is an incentive project initiated by the Ilocos Norte Trade and Investment Promotions Center Office. It offers an identification card, discount card, and a Safe Pass QR Code. Holders of the cards shall have an access to priority services from partnered merchants.
Those who may avail of project offering include the local or foreigners who intend to do work-from-home, students enrolled in the Distance Learning Program, retirees who want to stay in the province for a certain period of months, and investors who want to establish businesses in the province.
“Ang ‘Move IN’ project ay under pa rin ng Re-imagine to Stimulate Economy (RISE) economic recovery program ng PGIN para matulungang bumalik ang ating ekonomiya. This time naman, the strategy is to bring outside money inside the province, na makukuha natin through these non-residents of Ilocos Norte who want to work, study, or live in the province,” said Soya Cheng-Bueno, INvest Office head.
“Through ‘Move IN’ card, mae-enjoy nila ang iba’t ibang perks na ipro-provide ng partner merchants natin like food establishments, drugstores, and we’re looking into partnering with gasoline stations, businesses on real estate, boarding houses, and other accommodations, and other non-essential establishments like home appliances centers. In addition, we can also facilitate ‘yong entry nila dito sa Ilocos Norte. So these are the some of the perks that we will offer,” Bueno explained. – (Stewart C. Ocampo, PGIN-CMO)