German aid agency officials visit Negros Oriental

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 24 – Representatives of the German Development Service (DED) paid a courtesy call on Governor Agustin Perdices in preparation for the scheduled visit to Negros Oriental of the DED country director Dr. Jeurgen Wilhelm.

The DED representatives led by Dr. Ute Hueber expressed their gratitude to Perdices during their visit early this week for the successful implementation of the development projects in the province.

The DED is an agency that manages the German-sponsored programs that are being implemented in the Philippines.

Engr. Dominador Dumalag Jr. who is currently working as consultant of Perdices explained to the DED representatives that Negros Oriental has been a recipient of German-sponsored programs on fisheries and agriculture.

Information Officer Adrian Sedillo said the DED country director would like to visit the successful programs in Negros Oriental.

They also wanted to learn about the positive experiences of Negros Oriental in the implementation of the projects since it can also be adapted to other areas in the country.

Among the successful German development programs were the school of fishery of Negros Oriental State University, formerly CVPC, the implementation of the marine sanctuaries, the pest control programs in Canlaon City and the forestry program that is now being managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

According to Dumalag, the visit is also part of the plan to combine DED and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ). Both are German agencies under the European Union.

Negros Oriental is a recipient of the GTZ program on the computerization of tax collection through iTax program.

Earlier, Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) chief Dr. Felix Sy clarified that Negros Oriental is one of the most favorite provinces of the European Commission because of the positive implementation of all their programs. (PNA)



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