CLARK FREEPORT - The state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has signed a pact with Swedish government institute and two Swedish private firms for “future collaborative opportunities” in the development of the so-called Clark Green City.
The BCDA said a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed with the Swedish government-owned IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), the Swedish non-profit organization ElectriCITY, a non-profit organization composed of major companies operating in Sweden; and Xeric AB (Xeric), a company that specializes in providing business consultancy services for small and medium enterprises.
“We welcome IVL, ElectriCITY, and Xeric as the newest partners of the BCDA in the development of Clark Green City and we look forward to a fruitful collaborative partnership through knowledge and technology transfer, research and development, and business investments,” BCDA President-CEO Arnel Paciano Casanova said.
Casanova said “the forged MOU creates a non-binding framework for furthering discussions under which the BCDA and the three Swedish firms can explore potential collaborative opportunities in relation to sustainable urbanization, best practices in urban development, and providing business solution services in the development and growth of Clark Green City.”
Under the MOU, BCDA, IVL, ElectriCITY, and Xeric will “pursue cooperation, promote green sustainability, inclusive growth, innovation, enterprise development and develop synergies towards common goals in the areas of sustainable city planning.”
They will also coordinate on issues of “eco-governance; infrastructure and utilities; energy; clean technology, products, and solutions; information technology and smart development; sustainable resource management; waste management and recycling; and training and education,” among other concerns.
Source: Nov 19 Punto