A study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) entitled: “Inter-regional Trade of High Value Fruits and Vegetables: Issues on Transport and Shipping” showed the need for More investments in road and port infrastructure are crucial to lowering the transport and trade costs in the country.
It also cited the privately-operated Mindanao Container International Terminal as an example of PPP that can help bring down the cost of investments and the cost of transport and shipping of goods. SOURCE
The study focuses on the transport of vegetable and fruit produce from Mindanao, a major food producing area, to particular regions in Luzon and Visayas, to meet increasing market demand. The Mindanao Container International Terminal plays a major role in the efficient transport of these goods because not only is it strategically located, it is also the most modern port in the area.
The Mindanao Container International Terminal is now expanding to meet this current demand, as what I have posted awhile back(http://www.cdodev.com/2012/07/16/mindanao-container-terminal-now-expanding/), it will now include a bulk and grains terminal that can now handle huge traffic of grains and other agricultural produce from the food producing areas of bukidnon and misamis oriental.
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