City Mayor Constantino Jaraula said potential investors would soon come to Cagayan de Oro to foster closer sisterhood and business relationship with the Chinese city of Harbin.
In a press conference held at City Hall on Monday, Jaraula said he is optimistic that foreign investors coming from China would soon visit Cagayan de Oro and poured in their investments.
Jaraula attended the 20th China Harbin International Fair Trade and Economic Cooperation after he was invited by Harbin City Mayor Zhang Xiaolian two weeks ago.
The Harbin Trade Fair is among of the four largest economic and trade events in China, which included both comprehensive and specialized exhibitions that provided a platform for businesses to have exchanges and cooperation and to display their latest products and technologies.
Jaraula said what he had seen during the trade fair in China were various opportunities and the demand of local food products coming from tropical country.
“Initially, Northern Mindanao is trading banana and pineapple to China,” he added.
The mayor said he is offering the city as the new haven for investors as their second home which includes vacation home, retirement home and primary home.
Jaraula said Cagayan de Oro is now the new destination not merely for tourism but also for an alternate place to live-on away from the heavy pollution in Metro Manila and nearby areas.