The BIMP-EAST ASEAN GROWTH AREA BUSINESS COUNCIL (BIMP-EAGA BC) is the official representative of the private sector of the BIMP-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA). It brings directly to the attention of the BIMP Governments the concerns and views of the BIMP-EAGA private sector. This is made possible because BIMP-EAGA BC was officially accorded “fifth-country” status at the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of BIMP-EAGA.