The biggest business delegation of Sweden in Asia paid a courtesy visit to Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade earlier today and expressed their support for the aggressive infrastructure and transportation plan of the administration.
Led by His Excellency Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines Harald Fries and the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg, the Swedish delegation got insights into the long-term transportation roadmap of the DOTr. The delegation signified interest on the many transportation-related projects such as the development of a Bus Rapid Transit system using high-quality and high-capacity buses, promotion of electric cars, and cleaner fuel alternatives.
The expression of support from the Swedish delegation is not only a welcome development following the launch of big-ticket transportation projects, but also demonstrates a strong business climate that goes beyond the country’s strengthened partnerships with China and Japan.
Representatives of automotive manufacturers Volvo and Scania were also present in the meeting.
Sweden will also open its embassy in the Philippines tomorrow, November 7, 2016.