Section 21. Transportation in the Zones of Joint Cooperation. Transportation plying direct routes connecting the islands in Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and/or the mainland parts of the Bangsamoro and passing through the Zones of Joint Cooperation shall be considered intra-regional routes. Section 22. Inland Waters. –The Bangsamoro Government shall have exclusive powers over inland waters, including, but not limited to lakes, marshes, rivers and tributaries. The Bangsamoro Parliament shall enact laws on the regulation, management and protection of these resources. It may create a Bangsamoro office and authorities for specific inland bodies of water that shall exercise management powers over these bodies of water.The Bangsamoro Government shall ensure that the utilization of these waters shall primarily be for the benefit of the people in the Bangsamoro and shall ensure that communities in the Bangsamoro in whose territory these waters are found are given an equitable share from the revenues generated from such utilization. Section 23. Agriculture, Fisheries, and Aquatic Resources. –The Bangsamoro Government’s policies and laws on agriculture, fisheries, and aquatic resources shall advance agriculture as a key development strategy, promote productivity measures, and provide support for farmers and fishers especially small landholders and marginal fishers. Trade and Industry Section 24. Trade and Industry in the Bangsamoro. –The Bangsamoro Government recognizes the private sector as a mover of trade, commerce, and industry. It shall
83 encourage and support the building up of entrepreneurial capability in the Bangsamoro and shall recognize, promote, and protect cooperatives. The Bangsamoro Government shall promote trade and industry in the Bangsamoro by providing avenues through which other countries can learn about its unique industries, economic opportunities and culture through participation in trade missions, trade fairs, and other promotional activities. It can also organize trade missions to other countries observing the necessary coordination with the relevant government agencies. The Bangsamoro Government shall also promote domestic trade preference for goods produced and materials sourced from within the Bangsamoro and adopt measures to increase their competitiveness. The Bangsamoro Government shall also ensure that Bangsamoro products and services gain considerable access to the markets of its trading partners, and particular attention should also be given to the markets of its trading partners who have historic and cultural ties to the Bangsamoro. The Bangsamoro Government shall provide technical and skills training programs, create livelihood and job opportunities, and allocate equitable preferential rights to its inhabitants. In this regard, the Bangsamoro Parliament may adopt laws that will safeguard the rights of workers.
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- Fall '19
- Member of Parliament, Bangsamoro Government, birthright of the Bangsamoro people