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RP to host 3rd East Asian seas congress

June 6, 2008 4:09am
MANILA, Philippines The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) have signed a memorandum of agreement that formalized the Philippines’ hosting of the triennial 3rd East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress in 2009.

Under the agreement, DENR will "be responsiblefor the overall guidance, direction, supervision and promotion for the conduct of the EAS Congress 2009through a National Organizing Committee to be chaired by the DENR secretary," while PEMSEA will form "a congress secretariat that would be responsible for the regional planning, coordination and guidance of the congress."

DENR will allot more than P12 million, while PEMSEA will allot over P15 million for the accomplishment of the congress, the agreement read. - BusinessWorld
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