APECO - The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority
Modernity with a touch of green.
In a world where distance remains a constant hurdle to the realization of possibilities, man must strive to bridge the gaps of geography. In an effort to defy distance and expand the realm of possibilities that rise on the East, the nation endeavors to present its latest innovation with a touch of green, the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone. Dubbed as the “Gateway to the Pacific”, the Ecozone is depicted as the country’s first economic zone located in the Pacific Coast and the only transshipment port facing the East. It is a custom designed seaport and airport driven economic center which seeks to promote tourism and rake in investments in aquamarine, agro-industrial, commercial trading, banking, outsourcing and financial industries. The Ecozone, strategically situated in the Municipality of Casiguran, is expected to operate as a major transshipment hub going to the pacific region. It aims to boost social, economic and industrial developments in Aurora and nearby provinces by generating jobs for the people, improving the quality of their living conditions, advocating an eco-friendly approach to industrialization and enhancing the potential of the community in productivity.
Experience the beauty of our vibrant green community.
The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone captures the elegance of nature and incorporates it into the distinct face of a vibrant community. The zone projects the concept of development as a picturesque imagery embellished with the luscious green—a life amidst rich tropical sceneries, soothing waters and diverse species of flora and fauna. It advocates the practice of manufacturing structures and implementing business processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. It is the first green economic zone in the Philippines to utilize wind power and solar cells for energy and fresh water springs for potable water.
Founding of APECO
In 2007, Senator Edgardo Angara and Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara (Lone District of Aurora) authored Republic Act No. 9490 which created the Aurora Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), the body task to administer the economic zone.
Republic Act No. 10083 was passed by Congress of the Philippines which renamed the ecozone into the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO).
The perfect location.
The Aurora Pacific Economic and Freeport Authority has a strategic location in Casiguran enveloped within the provinces of Isabela, Quirino, and Nueva Ecija. It is esteemed as the only Economic Zone facing the Pacific; thus, it is an ideal starting point for the inflow of commerce in the Northeastern quadrangle of Luzon.
Aurora Province is a 328-kilometer land area facing the Pacific Ocean ornamented with natural wonders. The Ecozone was purposely situated in the bay area of Casiguran, a naturally protected enclave cradled by the Sierra Madre mountain range and the 12,000-hectare San Ildefonso Peninsula. Casiguran and Baler.
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