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Mati City to launch mobile app for tourists, investors

DAVAO CITY – The city government of Mati in Davao Oriental is set to launch a mobile application that makes it easier for visitors to check out resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other tourism-related establishments before arriving in the city.

Ben Jason Tesiorna, Mati City Information Officer, in an interview said the “MatiApp” covers four sections — tourism, investment, local products, and culture and arts. “We will launch it anytime this week,” he told Philippine News Agency on Tuesday.

He said all tourism attractions and all tourism-related ventures and activities in the city are in the Tourism Section of the App.

“This will also give app users easy access to tourism-related establishments and accommodations that will cater to their needs while they enjoy everything that Mati tourism can offer,” Tesiorna said.

For the investment section, investment demography and potentials of Mati City will be showcased and will give potential investors in the city easy access to contact centers as helplines to assist them with their needs.

The investment tab of the app will focus on three major investment complexes under agriculture, tourism, and real property/infrastructure development, showcasing all the investment areas that are open and feasible for all interested and potential investors while giving them easy access to contact centers to assist them of their needs.

Mati’s homegrown and local products will be highlighted in the local products section. This will open opportunities to local SMEs (small and medium enterprises) to enjoy higher reach by going digital with the help of the app.

“Training and education regarding digital marketing will also be provided for the SMEs to guide and to further help them access and maximize the use of digital platforms in growing their own brands,” he said.

The culture and arts section where grassroots of the people of Mati will be highlighted by magnifying the local tribes of Mati City.

“This section will feature the local tribes’ way of living, governance, customs, as well as the cultural relevance of some bizarre attractions located in many areas under the ancestral domains,” Tesiorna said.

The mobile application was developed by Al Francis Delagua, proprietor of AIDOTPH IT SOLUTIONS who also developed the Mati HeatMap App which shows the locations of confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in the city thereby giving caution to the public to stay away from the said areas.

Delagua also assured that the app will officially be launched this week as they are doing final edits and some improvements to make it more efficient and organized for the users.

Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat said the mobile application is just a step towards her administration’s dream of making Mati fully digitalized in the near future. For now, the app is accessible through the website www.cityofmati.ph.

The users can also directly download the app through the site down to their mobile phones.

The app is a one-stop app for individuals that have a relevant interest in the city be it in tourism, investment, products, or even just simply wanting to know Mati through their cultures and arts. (PNA)