THE Southern Philippines Development Authority will pitch oil and power projects to Qatar businessmen visiting Manila this week.

The projects include oil exploration in Liguasan marsh, peace villages in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Sibutu transhipment point, Medical City in Davao City; and power plants in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi, the agency said in a statement posted on its website.

SPDA Administrator Abdulghani A. Salapuddin said the 17-member Qatar delegation would include a team from the Qatar Fund For Development.

The businessmen will visit Manila on Nov. 4 to 8, according to the agency, which has yet to value the proposed Mindanao projects.

Qatar Airways started flying once a week between Doha and Davao City — the main gateway to Mindanao — in June. — Carmelito Q. Francisco