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Australian envoy visits Iloilo, sees positive growth potentials

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A ranking official of the Australian embassy in the Philippines sees many potentials for growth in Iloilo City, following his visit there earlier this week.

Mat Kimberley, the embassy’s deputy head of mission, met with City Mayor Jose Espinosa III at City Hall last Wednesday, April 10.

“I can see that there are a lot of growing potentials here,” he said, adding it is his first time to visit the city (Aussie envoy sees growth potentials in Iloilo City).

He particularly cited the Iloilo International Port at Brgy. Loboc in Lapuz, Iloilo City; and the ease of travel especially in the Iloilo International Airport compared to the airport in Manila.

Kimberley was in Iloilo City to check on their scholars and their partnership with the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.

For his part, Espinosa enumerated several projects to Kimberley particularly the monorail and the Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros bridge.

Meanwhile, Espinosa said he wants to expose City Hall’s regular employees to international scholarships in Australia.

He added he is hopeful the visit of the deputy head would open up more benefits and opportunities for the city.