The United States and the Puerto Princesa City government are set to sign an agreement under the Cities Development Initiative (CDI), which seeks to develop a resilient and environmentally sustainable economy.
The Memorandum of Understanding, which will help transform the city into “an engine of growth” under the CDI, will be signed on Tuesday, a statement from the US Embassy in Manila said.
The CDI is part of the US-Philippines Partnership for Growth, and seeks “to advance the development of second-tier cities as engines of growth that is inclusive, environmentally sustainable and resilient.”
“This is achieved through mutual responsibility and collaboration in the areas of economic growth and investment promotion, health, education, and the environment,” the embassy added.
US Ambassador Philip Gold-berg, US Embassy in Manila’s United States Agency for International Development Mission Director Gloria Steele, Gov. Jose Chavez Alvarez of Palawan and Mayor Lucilo Bayron of Puerto Princesa are expected to grace the event.