BVI-Filippines JV receives grant for the 14-billion power plant project

The Board of Investments approved grant of incentives to the 14-billion power plant project of Global Business Power Corp. in Toledo (Philippines), the company which is partially owned by George Ty’s Metrobank Group. Power plants will start commercial operations in December 2010, and the project will address the power crisis in the territory by 2010 brought on by rising demand and insufficient power supply.

Global Business Power Corp. is a joint venture between British Virgin Islands-registered ARETA Offshore Ventures Ltd., and Filipino investors. The BVI company owns 50%, 38% are owned by Global Business Holdings Corp., and the remaining 12% stake is owned by Metrobank’s First Metro Investment Corp. The main subsidiaries of Global Business Power are Toledo Power Co., Mirant (Philippines) Island Generation Corp., and Claredon Tower Holdings Inc.

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