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Governor to private sector: Let’s rebuild economy together

GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres said his administration is extending a helping hand to businesses, big or small, in rebuilding the CNMI economy.

In an interview after he led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Safety Management System, a new business establishment in Susupe (see story in Special Advertising Features section), Torres said a lot of businesses are still recovering from Typhoon Yutu.

Ralph Torres

Coral Ocean Point Golf Resort has yet to reopen while Saipan World Resort is partially open. Many other businesses including the islands’ only industry, tourism, have not fully recovered, the governor said.

He commended Safety Management System owner Kevin Tang and other small business operators who continue to be part of the island community despite the challenges the Commonwealth is facing.

He said small businesses bring hope for the CNMI. “So we appreciate them as much as we appreciate big companies,” Torres added.

“We encourage other small businesses to continue because they are also the bread and butter of our community. Every new job created makes a big difference to the community and families,” he said.

If there is a need or an opportunity for the government to partner with businesses, “we will do that,” the governor said. At the end of the day, he added, investments in the CNMI provide revenues that fund government programs and services that benefit the public.

“It is a working partnership and I’m sure other companies and government agencies see how this partnership help the government provide vital services to the people,” the governor said.