On March 29, NEVA International participated in the First Meeting of the Russian-Philippine Working Group on Developing Industrial Cooperation
The event was attended by more than 75 experts. The meeting was organized with the support of the Philippine Investment Council and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia. The two sides discussed major areas of cooperation, including the pharmaceutical industry, information technology, the automotive industry and others.
At the session on shipbuilding, Valentin Nakhodkin, Director of the Marketing and Sales Department of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, presented key projects of USC, including new icebreakers, cruise passenger ship PV300 and medium-sized fishing trawlers.
Corazon Halili-Dihos, Executive Director of the Philippine Investment Council, spoke about the investment potential of the Philippines and the opportunities for foreign investors.
Ramon S. Hernandez, Director of the Marine Industry Regulatory Authority's (MARINA) Shipbuilding Regulatory Service, outlined 9 priorities for the development of the Philippine maritime industry. The top 5 include replacing ro-ro cargo-passenger ferries, developing the tourist fleet, improving the safety of fishing vessels, developing ship information systems, and introducing new technologies. At the moment, there are about 180 shipyards in the Philippines, about 2000 ships of various purposes are in need of renovation, which opens up great opportunities for international cooperation.
Georgy Zhukov, Acting Director of Foreign Economic Firm of the Centre of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Technologies, told about new researches in the field of creation of modern technologies for shipbuilding.
Anna Guseva, Development Director of NEVA-International LLC, invited representatives of Philippine shipbuilding industry to NEVA, International Shipbuilding Exhibition and Conference, which is to be held on September 21-24, 2021 in St. Petersburg. She spoke about the health and safety precautions the organisers are taking for NEVA, as well as visa support for foreign delegates. The Philippine side showed great interest in participating in the exhibition and, in turn, invited Russian businesses to its business events.