Bohol pursues foreign partnerships

February 21, 2012 11:43 am 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Feb. 21 — The province is opening new doors of partnerships with Korea and Spain.

In fact, the governor already had separate meetings with Korean Ambassador Lee Hye-Min and the Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos Salinas.

Governor Edgar Chatto said the partnership with Korea is for agriculture, tourism and investments; while the partnership with Spain is for tourism, investments, history, and culture and the arts.

The provincial government is also committed to complete the third stage of the circumferential road network, an expanded water supply system, and a proposed wastewater treatment and sewerage system in the island of Panglao.

Chatto is also exploring a partnership with the Saitama Prefecture of Japan which “has a commendable track record in water supply development and wastewater treatment or sewerage systems”.

“We will also push for capacity development in appropriately responding to the challenges of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management, through trainings for emergency responders and ground-level volunteers,” Chatto added.

In education, the provincial administration anticipates more support for the training of teachers under the Dynamic Learning Program (DLP), and for the creation of more teaching items.

The governor also cited that as a result of the recent visit of World Bank representatives, “Bohol is set to be the only pilot province in the country for the Land Administration and Management Project-Phase 2 (LAMP-2)”. (PNA)



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