In photo: His Excellency Ricardo Luis Bocalandro of the Argentine Republic and NEDA XI RD Maria Lourdes D. Lim, CESO II

Davao City, November 11, 2022 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Ricardo Luis Bocalandro, paid a courtesy call on the National Economic and Development Authority – Regional Office XI Regional Director, Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim on November 11, 2022 at the NEDA-RDC XI Center, Km. 7, Bangkal Davao City. 

During the meeting, NEDA XI RD Lim provided a brief narrative on the Davao Region’s background and socio-economic performance. H.E. Bocalandro, on the other hand, shared possible investment opportunities that may be pursued between the Philippines and Argentina, especially on the Agri-Business Industry following the Memorandum of Understanding entered by Argentina and Philippines in June 29, 2022 to promote agricultural cooperation between the two countries.  

The Argentinian Ambassador highlighted the prospect of integrating Argentinian technology, through a Silo Bag System, in the Philippines’s agriculture industry. A silo’s primary function is to protect grains from the elements in order to extend storage life and forms part of the post-harvest operations. H.E. Bocalandro also discussed possible opportunities in cattle production, ICT industry, and the innovation on a Mini Modular-Nuclear facility in pursuing clean energy in the country during his courtesy call.  

EDS I Jesus Adrian A. Manzo, NEDA XI