LINGAYEN — Guam’s billion-dollar project needs Pangasinan workers.
This was learned following the signing of a “Sister City” agreement between Guam and the province of Pangasinan in a ceremony held at the Guam Legislature last September 24.
Authored by Guam Senators Rory J. Respicio, Judith P. Guthertz and Thomas C. Ada, the passing of Resolution No. 299-31 (COR) will foster economic interaction between the two communities from different countries.
Sen. Guthertz said that skilled workers in Pangasinan will be given priority as part of the manpower of the relocation project of US military-based from Japan to Guam, an island territory of the United States of America.
“They also have well-trained workforce that will be very much able to infuse in our island, skills that will be needed for the future particularly in the build-up,” Guthertz told members of 31st Guam Legislature during its regular session.
The billion-dollar project will need quality skilled workers such as carpenters, masons, welders, tile setters, pipe fitters, brick layers, scaffolding erectors, heavy equipment operators, steel men and the like.
“The province of Pangasinan produces goods and promises to export all over the world and Guam should be a beneficiary of their exports. They have products that they produce that are useful here in our construction industry. They have products that they produce that are usable in our home design industry,” Guthertz added.
Guthertz expressed elation over the passing of the resolution defined as “long-term partnership between the two communities from different countries” which materialized after almost a year of deliberation.
He said he and Sen. Respicio have waited for almost a year for this to happen .
The sisterhood ties declared the “establishment of a “Sister City” relationship between the Province of Pangasinan in the Republic of the Philippines, and Guam, in order to encourage the further growth of friendship, camaraderie and commerce for the benefit of the people of both regions.”
Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. led the Pangasinan delegation to Guam for the official tie-up of the two neighbours in the Western Pacific Ocean.