Beng, South Korean envoy tackle projects for Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:01

House Deputy Speaker and District I Representative Beng Climaco yesterday morning discussed possible project partnership between the government of South Korea and the city of Zamboanga on issues related to education, cultural exchanges, security, peace and energy.

House Deputy Speaker Climaco during the meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea in the Philippines H. E. Hye Min Lee also tackled possible funding opportunities and partnerships for the new Zamboanga City International Airport.

The meeting was an offshoot of the recent visit of South Korean Parliamentary Speaker Park Hee-tae in Malacanang with President Benigno Aquino III where House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. and Deputy Speaker Climaco cited as an effort to cement stronger parliamentary relations between the two nations and build cohesive cooperation in the Asian region.

In that reception, President Aquino invited Korean businessmen to invest in the Philippines through the government’s Private Public Partnership (PPP) program. President Aquino together with Speaker Belmonte and Deputy Speaker Climaco discussed the PPP program and encouraged Korean businessmen to take advantage and participate in the PPP programs particularly for infrastructure.

“PPP is a flagship development program of the Aquino administration which is targeted to boost infrastructure development in the country through “partnerships” with the private sector”, Deputy Speaker Climaco said.

She stressed: “We have to take advantage with this opportunity to partner with our Korean friends. I fervently hope that through this, we can bring more projects and programs for the City of Zamboanga,” Climaco said. —Marvin Segura