By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
A high-level delegation from the People’s Republic of China is arriving in the country on Saturday to sign a sisterhood pact with Davao City.
April Marie Dayap, the head of the Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) said the delegation will discuss possible cooperation in Economy and Trade, Science and Technology, Big Data and Smart Technology, and logistics.
The visiting Chinese delegation headed by Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing will sign the letter of intent with City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, who will personally receive the visitors.
Chen according to Dayap is the 25th most powerful person in China.
“There are many Chinese cities that want to partner with Davao City right now and the (visit of the) high-level delegation of Chongqing will open a third sister city (agreement with a Chinese city),” she said.
Dayap said the signing of the letter of intent will further contribute to the growing trade and international relations of Davao City with China.
“If they become our sister city, there will be economic development and it will generate income for the city, as well as job opportunities,” Dayap said.
Davao City has an existing sister city agreement with Nanning in Guangxi and Jinjang City in Fujian.
On Wednesday, a delegation from the Province of Hainan visited Davao City and also expressed intention for a sisterhood agreement with Hainan’s Sanya City.