A Phil-Italian get-together

CMC(Asia) Inc. record finish

CMC (Asia) Inc.'sPresident Armando "Andy" de Rossi deserves every congratulation that comes his way.

CMC (Asia) Inc, Europe's largest construction cooperative, has finished the massive $640 million Casecnan Multipurpose Power Project in Pantabangan, Nueva Viscaya in record time.

One of the largest mega projects of its type in the world, this project has three major components- the twin diversion weirs of Taan and Casecnan, a 25- kilometer underground  powerhouse. This truly amazing project will provide extra power for Luzon's "Rice Bowl" regions.

Andy expects to do the same with another million-dollar project, the CBK Project in Caliraya, which he hopes CMC will also finish in record time.

Andy remains as one of the most remarkable builders hereabouts. While some investors remain wary, he stand out for his faith in the Philippines by continuing to undertake major projects.

A gentleman and a visionary, Andy's counsel remains valued by national figures who count him in the inner circle. Throughout the country, especially in Mindanao, he is a man well respected by both the military and rebels for his countless, often unpublicized efforts to build classrooms, subsidize teachers salaries. He once even initiated a search for downed place in rebel territory.

Andy's vision, drive and faith in this country are truly laudable. For his latest infrastructure, which he completed in record time and which will impact positively on the country's economy, I join others in congratulating you Andy. Bravo, Andy!