Manila, July 16 (CNA) deputy science ministers from Taiwan and the Philippines will meet Wednesday in Manila to discuss collaboration in the fields of science and technology, Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines Raymond Wang said Monday.
Participants at the Manila meeting, to be chaired by Taiwan’s National Science Council deputy minister Mou Chung-yuan and Philippine Science and Technology Undersecretary Fortunato T. dela Pena, will examine current cooperation projects in science and technology, as well as discuss academic exchanges and other joint projects in fields such as meteorology.
Taiwan and the Philippines are close partners in science and technology, particularly in meteorology. Since 2009, Taiwan has helped the Southeast Asian country build more than a dozen weather stations to enhance typhoon prediction capabilities in an effort to reduce the destruction and loss of life caused by typhoons in both countries.
Mou will also, through the help of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines, call on scholars and officials in the scientific and technology fields during his stay.