PPA FORGES SISTERPORT AGREEMENT WITH INCHEON PORT OF KOREA
Atty. Juan C. Sta. Ana, PPA General Manager(left) and
Mr. Lee, Hong-Sik,
To foster closer relationship between the Philippines and the Republic of Korea, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the officials from the Incheon Port of Korea recently forged a sisterport affiliation which primary objective is to promote trade and maritime transport between the two countries. Based on the spirit of this agreement, the two ports will implement an exchange programs concerning port technology and management.
“This is an encouraging step towards the promotions of trade and maritime transport between the two countries by way of mutual assistance and port cooperation particularly in the field of port studies, training and apprenticeship, exchange of information, technical assistance as well as traffic development and promotion of services between the two ports,” PPA General Manager Juan C. Sta. Ana said.
Sta. Ana added that for the trade to grow and for the people to prosper, our country needs to gain access to international markets like Korea. “Korea’s industrial growth would undoubtedly open doors to immense economic opportunities to its Asian neighbours,” he further said.
The Incheon Port Officials saw it essential and advantageous to both the Philippines and Korea to forge an affiliation which would serve the common interest and contribute to the enhancement of the friendship and mutual understanding between the port of both countries.
The Port Agency believes that this sisterport affiliation would also be a helpful vehicle in bringing our other Philippine products to the consciousness of the traders not only with the Republic of Korea but with its other business-partner nations as well.