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Ramon, Isabela -  At the forefront of sustainable development in the region, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 led by Dr. Virginia G. Bilgera together with Isabela State University (ISU) exchange platforms with SN Aboitiz in synergizing the transformation of Cagayan Valley into Smart Sustainable Cities & Communities today, March 16, 2023.

SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) is a joint venture of Scatec and Aboitiz Power Corporation (AP) that owns and operates the Magat hydroelectric power plant located in Ramon Isabela.
Dr. Betchie Aguinaldo, Technical expert and Program Director of BIRDC, presented to the agency the Smart City developed technologies for possible adoption. The agency is also considered to be one of the potential Industry partners in harnessing the STARTUP ecosystem.
Meanwhile, DOST R02 representative Ms. Raquel Santos shared with them the initiatives of DOST in formulating, implementing, and monitoring SDG approaches toward sustainability.
Through the presence of DOST and ISU, it was also an opportune time for SN Aboitiz to get a grasp on the possible STI interventions that can be utilized in the province to help ease the burdens arising.
This activity will significantly accelerate efficiency, quality, and productivity of STI across all sectors. This will be an additional platform for DOST, ISU and SNAP Magat to secure multi-party collaboration and connection of data sets to generate new insights.



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