Davao City eyes green building, more projects with Israeli groups

ISRAELI AMBASSADOR to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau receives a framed Philippine Eagle toy from Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio after the ceremonial signing of an education development agreement on Aug. 15. — BWFILE PHOTO/LSDAVAL, JR.

THE DAVAO City government is looking at more partnerships with Israeli non-government organizations and other groups after last week’s signing for an education project that will provide capacity-building training to local teachers. Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio on Sunday said she has been discussing with both government and private representatives of Israel on what other sectors they can initiate cooperation. Initially, she said, “they (Israeli groups) would assist us in coming up with the green building for the city hall.” The city government has been planning to build a new structure beside the existing one.

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