The BIMP-EAGA development path in 2025 is guided by the long-term strategic thrusts.

BIMP-EAGA Strategy Highlights

The BIMP-EAGA development path in 2025 is guided by the long-term strategic thrusts of enhancing connectivity within and outside BIMP-EAGA, establishing BIMP-EAGA as a food basket in ASEAN and the rest of Asia, promoting BIMP-EAGA as a premier tourism destination, ensuring sustainable management of natural resources, and promoting people to people connectivity by socio-cultural understanding and increasing mobility. 

The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) was established in 1994 to address the social and economic development of the less developed and remote territories on the eastern side of BIMP. The focus areas include the following: the entire sultanate of Brunei  Darussalam;  the provinces of Kalimantan, Sulawesi,  Maluku and West  Papua of Indonesia;  the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the federal territory of Labuan in Malaysia;  and Mindanao and the province of Palawan in the Philippines.

A sub-region interconnected by seamless, safe multimodal transport. Output is increased movement of goods and people in the subregion, with deliverables per subsector (i.e. air, sea, and land): Intra-EAGA air routes and airport facilities; ferry services and seaport facilities; and, road and other infrastructure facilities.

bimp-eaga trade and investment faciltiation

A sustainable and competitive cross-border trade within the subregion (intra-EAGA trade) and with the rest of the world (extra-EAGA) and a conducive investment environment within the subregion.

bimp-eaga power

A resilient and improved energy sector for sustainable development.

Outputs are interconnection projects and studies, renewable energy projects, and energy efficiency and conservation programs.

bimp-eaga information and tech

BIMP-EAGA to become a single ICT-enabled community with high quality infrastructure, improved accessibility, competent human resources and technological innovation.

Outputs are improved and updated ICT connectivity and infrastructure (hard and soft), competent ICT human resources, and technological innovations.

bimp-eaga agribusiness

A sustainable, competitive and climate-resilient agro-industry and fisheries.

The main output is the development of subregional supply/value chains for priority commodities with highest perceived potential for intra-EAGA and extra-EAGA trade and processing.

bimp-eaga environment

The mainstream sustainable management approaches in critical BIMP-EAGA ecosystems.

Outputs are sustainable ecotourism in critical ecosystems, sustainable and climate-resilient farming and fishing practices, and clean and green production technology promoted.

bimp-eaga tourism

BIMP-EAGA as ecotourism destination of choice in Asia and the Pacific.

Outputs are tourism access and related hard and soft infrastructure, ecotourism sites developed and promoted, tourism circuits involving at least two countries, and communities to adopt sustainable livelihoods and ecotourism based on ASEAN standards.

socio-cultural and education

Enhancing ­people-to-people connectivity and knowledge exchange, and developing highly competent human resources.

Outputs are an enriched appreciation of BIMP-EAGA shared culture and heritage, and strengthened partnerships among technical vocational education and training and higher education institutions.

The 1st Budayaw: 2017 BIMP-EAGA Festival on Culture and Arts, a multi-dimensional  and  multi-disciplinary festival  of arts  and culture of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the East-Asian Growth Area (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines) will take place in General Santos City and Sarangani Province on September 20 – 24, 2017. 

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