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Philippine Ambassador Briefed on Economic Developments in Nauru

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Mr. Bayden Johnson, CEO of Nauru Port Authority, provides H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Nauru, with a tour of the ongoing construction of the port of Nauru on 27 November 2019.

NAURU (29 November 2019) – H.E Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Non-Resident Ambassador to Nauru, was provided a briefing on economic developments in Nauru during her visit 25-28 November 2019. Ambassador De La Vega presented her credentials to H.E. Lionel Rouwen Aingimea M.P., President of the Republic of Nauru on 26 November 2019 at Government House.

Mr. Bayden Johnson, CEO of Nauru Port Authority, provided Ambassador De La Vega with a tour of the ongoing construction of the port of Nauru on 27 November 2019. The vision is to develop a climate-resilient port that will improve Nauru’s connectivity and ultimately support social and economic development.

Ambassador De La Vega also attended the opening ceremony of the 1.1 Megawatt Solar System financed by the Government of New Zealand and European Union on the same day. The opening was formally done by H.E. Lionel Rouwen Aingimea MP, President of the Republic of Nauru and High Commissioner of New Zealand Nicola Simmonds. The project supports Nauru’s efforts to meet its renewable energy targets.

Finally, Ambassador De La Vega met with Mr. Kenneth Oppenheimer, Operations Manager of Capelle & Partners and Mr. Crispin Mariano, Manager. Capelle & Partners operates a diverse selection of establishments in Nauru including the largest retail store and supermarket. The company currently employs around 10 Filipino workers and has high regard for the work ethic of Filipinos. A number of Filipino snacks are already available in their supermarket. END

Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega attends the opening ceremony of the 1.1 Megawatt Solar System financed by the Government of New Zealand and European Union and participates in the tour of the new solar farm on 27 November 2019 in Nauru.

On 27 November 2019, Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met with Mr. Kenneth Oppenheimer, Operations Manager of Capelle & Partner which operates the largest retail store and supermarket in Nauru.

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