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Aussie biz chamber, Province discuss ‘possibilities’

BACOLOD. Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (left) and Provincial Consultant on Investment Promotions, Export, and Trade Development Rafael Coscolluela (right) welcome the representatives of Northern Territory Australia Chamber of Commerce during the latter’s visit at at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Capitol photo)

THE Northern Territory Australia Chamber of Commerce is opening more interests or potential ventures with Negros Occidental, a provincial government official said.

Provincial consultant on Investment Promotions, Export and Trade Development Rafael Coscolluela, who met with the delegates of the Australian business chamber members at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City Wednesday, March 20, said the meeting has opened new door for other possibilities.

Coscolluela was with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., other consultants, department heads and Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo.

“The chamber’s interests include cattle growing technology. Through artificial insemination, they can provide high quality semen that can be used by cattle growers association in Negros Occidental in upgrading local stocks,” Coscolluela said.

Other interests are in tourism, health and scholarships, he said, adding that the visit was to formally send the invitation for the province for the Regional Australia-Asia Chamber Forum in Darwin, Australia in May.

The Northern Territory Australia Chamber of Commerce expressed need of about 10,000 people as workers and frontliners for their country’s tourism industry both in construction and service side.

They are also looking for scholars for the tourism services as well as in caregiving and other health services.

For Coscolluela, this means that there are many employment opportunities for Negrenses in Australia, specifically in Northern Territory.

“They are looking for talents from the rest of Asia,” he said, adding that Negros Occidental’s scope of relationship with Northern Territory is wide.

Moreover, with these opportunities spurred by the continuing partnership of the province with the Northern Territory, the former needs to prepare its talents.

“We need to know what market is there. We need to open up a program that will provide skills for people who might potentially employed in Australia,” Coscolluela said.

The official also recognized the need to establish ties with more business chambers in order not to be left behind.

Coscolluela said connections are now very important in order to know the market, potential partners and sources of technology.

“We will train our people to meet demand while developing our own industry to provide more jobs to the people in rural areas,” he added. (EPN)


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