Other stars receiving bimps
this year include Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Johnny Depp and more.
Malaysia has arguably the strongest development-related technocratic capacity of all BIMP
countries at both central and local government levels, and thus potentially the most to contribute over and above the present levels of technocratic support provided.
Specifically, the BIMP
growth area is composed of the Brunei sultanate; Indonesia's Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Irian Jaya and Maluku; the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan; and the Philippines' Mindanao and Palawan.
'As of now, there are no existing flights to BIMP areas so there is no impact to (Davaoenos),' Milan said.
Milan said the DCCCII welcomed the exemption of paying of travel tax to the BIMP areas as 'this will surely encourage tourism and people mobility within the BIMP countries and strengthen our cultural, social and economic relations.'
Located at the western tip of Mindanao, the Zamboanga Peninsula serves as the gateway for international trade with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines (BIMP
) East Association of Southeast Asian Nations Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).
It said the additional airports of Sandakan in Malaysia; and Juwata, Supadio, Sam Ratulangi and Adi Soemarmo in Indonesia were credited with the efforts at enhancing connectivity of the BIMP
EAGA was conceived to address the social and economic development of the less developed and remote territories on the eastern side of the ASEAN.