VICTORIAS City led by Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca forged another memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Japan’s Nanjo City at Victorias City coliseum, Wednesday.

Palanca said that the MOA is good for another three years, which is until 2020. The partnership of the two cities started on November 2013.

Palanca said that Victorias City and Nanjo City are sharing knowledge and technology about the sugar industry and on Agri ecotourism.

In Nanjo City, sugarcane is grown in subdivisions and that they already have very small sugarcane varieties that could be eaten like candies, he said.

The mayor also said that 2.5 million to 3 million tourists are coming to Nanjo, a highly-urbanized city, every year.

"We are very glad with the partnership. They are like a big brother to us," Palanca said.

Nanjo Mayor Keishun Koja, along with his party, arrived in Victorias City for the MOA signing.

Palanca also said that several residents of Victorias City have already availed the scholarship in Japan for short courses in the field of tourism development and agro-industrial development.

The signing of MOA on Wednesday was held simultaneous with the birthday celebration of Palanca and culmination of his “Wellness Program for Progress,” wherein several residents benefited from the medical mission.