SCC Sends 43-person Contingent to Manila

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The Sabah Credit Corporation (SCC), the Kota Kinabalu-based, Malaysian member of ADFIAP, has availed of the Association’s Study Tour / Country Host Programme for the second year in a row by sending a 43-person contingent composed of its officers and staff for a study and cultural tour in Manila and its environs from September 3-6, 2006. The 4-day visit is part of SCC’s staff exposure and study tour/incentive program.

The ADFIAP Secretariat in Manila arranged a “door-to-door” logistics support for the program and facilitated the SCC delegation’s visits to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) where they were briefed on the bank’s thrusts and activities, particularly on Environmental Funding Facility and the DBP Forest Program; Financing Programs for Infrastructure Development, Government Funding and Poverty Alleviation; and DBP’s financing initiatives for SMEs. The following day, a visit to Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), Inc., a conduit of microfinance funds of DBP located in Bai, Laguna was included as part of the learning activity,

The group also visited interesting and historical places in Manila and Tagaytay.

The head of delegation, SCC’s Deputy General Manager for Finance and Administration, Mr. Abdullah Hj. Sibil, expressed their appreciation to the ADFIAP Secretariat staff for their assistance. Through the 4-day visit in Manila, the SCC delegates have gained a better understanding and insight on the various programs that the DBP, as the premier government financial institution, has launched and implemented as part of its commitment to sustainable development, in general.

For inquiries about the ADFIAP Country Host Programme, please contact Ms. Sandy Lim, Sr. Executive for Membership, at sandylim@adfiap.org or visit the ADFIAP website at www.adfiap.org

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