DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Jan. 29 (PIA) – The technical staff from the Tahal Group based in Israel arrived here on Monday to conduct ocular visit in some areas of the province that need technology assistance.
This, after officials from Israel and the provincial local government have explored talks during the previous visits, of the possibilities of identifying areas that need to be developed and should be given technology assistance.
The technical staff, Sigal Oz and Dov Skiba, met with the local government officials in a briefing at the provincial capitol on January 27.
Oz and Skiba are agricultural developers of Larisa Shlafer Water Treatment of Tahal Group of Israel.
After the briefing, the Israeli visitors went to Magsaysay town where they were oriented of the agricultural programs and practices of the said municipality.
Magsaysay Mayor Arthur Davin shared his view of having adopted the organic farming which produces better yield compared to inorganic farming.
Davin cited the Magrice, which is being locally, produced has a competitive edge as to quality that can be exported to other countries.
Should budget warrants, the mayor said that they intend to develop the upland area for rice production.
From Magsaysay, the group proceeded to Hedcor Power Plant in Sibulan, Sta. Cruz to check the technical aspects of the hydroelectric power plant.
It was for a study on water bulk which could be processed and be distributed in the local market for public consumption.
This could be made possible when the Digos City Water District gives positive response to the proposal which is also in consonance with the national government's directive on public-private-partnership.
The business delegation is expected to be back together with the technical staff to possibly come up with a memorandum of agreement with the concerned agencies and with the provincial government of Davao del Sur headed by Governor Claude Bautista as the brainchild of this remarkably new and laudable project.
The Israeli delegation first visited Davao del Sur on December 4, 2013, and returned to the provcince last January 14, 2014. (PLGU-Davao del Sur/Nilda S. Aniñon)