PEZA eyes expansion at IFSU

Neilbert Gaviola Gajudo (left), the Focal Person of the Special Economic Zone Institute shares the interest of PEZA for a partnership with IFSU. -Photo by Makai Dinamling

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) expressed its interest to expand their investment at the Ifugao State University (IFSU) during a meeting held at the Department of Public and International Affairs Office on July 31, 2018.

“IFSU can be become an industrial hub that can help to boost the development of the province through the establishment of a Special Economic Zone,” explained Neilbert Gaviola Gajudo, the Focal Person of the Special Economic Zone Institute.

Gajudo added that, “IFSU has land holdings not maximized for economic and other purposes that can be instrumental in the development of the university.”

According to Gajudo, PEZA with its expertise in building industries, the University can be an area for a Knowledge, Innovation, Science and Technology Park (KIST Park) which includes the institutionalization of research, instruction and sociocultural development and special services. Other areas of partnership includes Agro forestry, cultural and tourism. Mr. Gajudo reiterated that these projects can help us improve the employability of our graduates as a partner.

“But one main requirement in this potential partnership is the review of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and a strategic plan that paves way for industrialization of the university,” reiterated Gajudo.

“We welcome PEZA’s proposals and these will be studied by the University and the Board of Regents,” concluded Dr. Diosdado Aquino, Vice President for Planning and Resource Generation. #  Judy C. Baggo

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