SUBIC BAY FREEPORT--The Italian-flagged cruise ship Costa Atlantica will arrive here on Saturday and will dock at the Alava Pier, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) announced on Friday.
“Subic’s time to become the next cruise ship playground of Asia has already begun, not in June as we initially announced, but this Saturday,” said SBMA chairman and administrator Wilma T. Eisma, as she briefed members of the newly-formed technical working group for SubiCruise campaign.
Eisma said the 85,619-ton ship with a capacity of 2,114 passengers will be arriving from a port call in Manila.
“We are already very excited,” she said, adding that “I hope that this will spark our dream of making Subic a part of the inter-island itinerary of international cruise ships.”
Taiwanese investors are looking for local partners for their planned expansion in the agriculture and aquaculture industries in Mindanao.
Representatives from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was recently in the country for a Business Opportunity Research Study Mission led by manager Dr. Albert Fan to meet with the extension offices of the Board of Investments in Davao Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA), Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, Local Economic and Investments Promotion Officers of Davao Region.
Fan informed the Davao stakeholders that TAITRA is looking for business partners in agriculture and aquaculture, two of Taiwan’s key sectors.
Manila, Feb. 3 (CNA) A delegation of Taiwanese academics, public service officials and businessmen will embark on a six-day visit to the Philippines on Sunday in a bid to strengthen bilateral exchanges in the areas of professional training and industrial development.
According to a press statement from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, the delegation will seek to establish an innovative network to link companies, cities, and universities on both sides.
One of the delegation's main objectives is to explore how Taiwanese and Philippine universities can share resources and expertise in the area of technical training, TECO said.
The two sides will also seek to create new opportunities for cooperation between industry and academia and to attract more Filipinos to Taiwan for work and study, the office said.
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