QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Mayor Maung Maung Soe of Myanmar’s Yangon City have forged a sister-city agreement for the advancement of socio-cultural, trade and economic development.
During their visit to the Quezon City Hall, representatives of the Yangon City Development Committee presented an overview of projects and accomplishments of the QC government.
It showcased Quezon City’s development efforts to increase its competitiveness ranking in terms of ease of doing business, solid waste management and pollution control, disaster risk reduction and management and traffic management.
City Administrator Aldrin Cuña led Quezon City government officials in welcoming the delegates from Yangon—Than, YCDC joint secretary; Thit Sar, public relations and information department head; Myo Thien, deputy department head of engineering; Myo Thurein, assistant head of the engineering department; Soe Htay, YCDC administration department section head; and Thenin Toe Aung, pollution control and cleansing department section head.
In establishing sister-city relations, Bautista said Quezon City “has been vigorously pursuing the promotion of socio-cultural, trade and economic development, especially in the areas of transportation and tourism; education, culture, youth and sports; environment and urban management and human resources, science and technology.”
Quezon City also has sister-city relations with Daly City, California, USA; Agana, Guam; Yuci City, Shanxi Province (People’s Republic of China); Shenyang City, People’s Republic of China; New Westminster, British Columbia in Canada; Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA; Kenosha City, Wisconsin, USA; Chiba City, Japan; Maui, Hawaii, USA and Salt Lake, Utah, USA.