To Upgrade Slums, NHA Signs Protocol Agreement with Chinese Company

first_imgNHA’s managing director Duannah Siryon and Mr. Duan Xiaoquan sign for their respective entities yesterdayThe National Housing Authority (NHA) has signed an official protocol with the Shandong Tiancheng Municipal Highway Engineering Co., Limited, a press release said yesterday.The Managing Director of the NHA, Duannah Siryon signed for his entity and Mr. Duan Xiaoquan, (deputy general manager) signed on behalf of his company on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the NHA’s head office in Monrovia.Mr. Duan was accompanied to the ceremony by Mr. Liu Yuling, the chairman of the Qingdao Linyi Chamber of Commerce, who is also the adviser of the Qingdao Sino-Africa Business Council.According to Mr. Siryon, the protocol agreement is a legal instrument that provides the two organizations common ground for further discussions in the housing sector.He said the NHA is in partnership with the Shandong Tiancheng in NHA’s efforts to seek further funding toward its slum community upgrading program across the country.“The NHA is seeking for the best grants and funding that will not put unnecessary burden on government,” Mr. Siryon said.He explained that the protocol agreement paves the way for representatives of the NHA to travel to the People’s Republic of China to meet with officials of the Chinese company. He said it is his understanding that through the partnership, the Chinese company would secure funding for the project, which is consistent to President George Weah’s pro-poor agenda to empower the Liberian poor.He expressed interest in the protocol agreement because it would encourage the Chinese company to come to Liberia to engage in the construction of affordable houses in slum communities and as a result provide employment opportunities to create jobs for Liberians.Mr. Siryon revealed that the NHA is in discussions with several investment companies that are interested to partner with the National Housing Authority in its efforts to build affordable homes for the Liberian people.The Shandong Tiancheng Municipal Highway Engineering Co., Limited was founded in 1970 and now has a modern enterprise management system, an office automation, engineering and information management system.The company holds ‘hard working and integrity-based’ as a business philosophy, dedicated to infrastructure construction and all kinds of municipal, road and house building projects, the press release concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PH ‘tired of being at the bottom’ in SEA Games, says PH chef de Mission

first_imgPhoto by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERThe Philippines is tired of being among the last placers in the region.Chef de mission to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Cynthia Carrion said Thursday this year’s Philippine delegation is eager to climb up the ladder in the medal standings.ADVERTISEMENT “I think we’re tired of” said Carreon during the send off ceremonies at Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions in Pasay Thursday night.Carreon even correlated the gross domestic products of the Philippines’ Southeast Asian neighbors to its sporting success, saying the country should also be performing well in the sporting stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAs per the International Monetary Fund, the Philippine is the no. 4 country in the Southeast Asian region in terms of GDP per capita at $2,951.07 in 2016.The Philippines, however, finished sixth in the 2015 SEA Games behind Thailand, host Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia with a 29-36-66 gold, silver, bronze medal haul. “We’re up there with Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand in terms of GDP,” said Carreon. “So we can do the same in sports, and we should really do that.”Carreon added their target for a gold medal haul is 50, a number that is more than double that of the 29 the Philippines won in Singapore.“I say around 50, but when I talked to all the athletes they promised me 63 but I just want to say 50,” said Carreon. “I feel we’re going to reach the target.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Gilas PH squad underdog no more MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIESlast_img read more