TWO projects aimed at enhancing climate change solutions and smart agriculture in the Philippines will be undertaken jointly by the government in partnership with Korea, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday.
The joint projects, which were agreed upon during the Joint Science and Technology Consultation (JSTC) meeting last week, are expected to commence in September with both parties providing funds totaling about P5 million over a three-year period.
The meeting was led by Philippine Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation of the Department of Science and Technology Leah J. Buendia and Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT Director-General of International Cooperation Kim Seong-gyu.
Philippine Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Maria Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega said the convening of the first JSTC is another milestone in the bilateral ties of both nations.
The next JSTC shall be conducted in mid-2024 to be hosted by the Philippines. — Alyssa Nicole O. Tan