DAVAO CITY (October 25, 2019) – A 17-man delegation from Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) is expected to visit Manila in November, to meet the various government agencies that are mandated to address the developmental needs of the country.
In a letter to the Office of the Middle East and African Affairs (OMEAA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Manila had disclosed that a delegation from Qatar will visit the Philippines on November 4-8, 2019 to establish possible cooperation between the two countries in the field of sustainable development and explore potential investments.
The said meeting shall be held at the Embassy of the State of Qatar at No. 32 McKinley Road, North Forbes Park, Makati City, on November 5, 2019 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning.
The Qatar Embassy has sought assistance from the DFA Manila to arrange meetings for the delegation with the Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, DFA officials, and officials from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
The said embassy has also requested assistance from the DFA-OMEAA to invite Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA); Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA); Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC); National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC); and Presidential Commission for Urban Poor (PCUP).
During the meeting with the SPDA officials and staff, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Abdulghani ‘Gerry’ Ajul Salapuddin disclosed that the big ticket proposed projects of the Authority shall be presented before the Qatari potential investors and decision makers during this meeting.
Among these proposed SPDA projects include: the oil exploration in Liguasan Marsh; PEACE Villages in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay; Sibutu transhipment point; Medical City in Catalunan Pequeno, Davao City; BASULTA power plants, among others.
(Celestino B. Siglos, Ed.D.)