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W. Sulawesi to welcome AEC program

Mamuju (ANTARA News) – The West Sulawesi government is making every effort to strengthen the industrial sectors that utilize local natural resources to welcome the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015, according to Deputy Governor Aladin S. Mengga.

“The West Sulawesi provincial government, with its numerous programs, has been prepared to welcome the AEC 2015,” Mengga stated during a seminar on “Challenge and Opportunity to Face AEC” here on Thursday.

He noted that the local government is developing industrialization programs by utilizing numerous mainstay commodities from various sectors such as plantation, agriculture, fisheries, and mining.

“Endowed with natural and mineral resources in abundance, West Sulawesi is ready to greet the AEC by intensively developing its economy in various sectors,” the deputy governor remarked.

By optimally developing its industrial sectors through the use of natural resources as raw materials, he emphasized that West Sulawesi will become a developed province to face the AEC program.

“Our readiness and existence with optimistic attitude will bring us economic competence in the AEC, but certainly, it needs to be supported by security and political stability,” he affirmed.

Source: www.antaranews.com, Thursday 22 January 2015