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August 31 2021

On 31 August 2021, the PABC held its Monthly Membership Meeting with resource speaker Board of Investments Industry Development Services Executive Director Ma. Corazon Halili-Dichosa who delivered a presentation on The Philippine Copper and Iron & Steel Roadmaps.

ED Corieh Dichosa’s presentation covered the Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone Master Development Plan Project which seeks to develop the country’s copper industry supply chain. She also discussed the Magnetite Sands Industry Development Plan.

The roadmaps aim to improve integration between the upstream, midstream, and downstream copper industries in order to create a higher-value and more sustainable copper industry in the Philippines by 2030, by developing major copper mines and new or higher-value copper products, as well as establishing a fully integrated copper industry in the Philippines from mining to downstream manufacturing.

The iron and steel industry aspires to be a major producer of high-quality steel products for domestic consumption, as well as a key contributor to the country's long-term growth by producing world-class products for industry and society.