Sweden business group cites Clark’s potentials in aviation

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Sweden's Ambassador to Manila Harald Fries and Clark International Airport Corporation President & CEO Alexander Cauguiran exchange ideas on Clark's development in a break during the Philippines Sweden Airport Collaboration meeting held at the Oasis Hotel in Angeles City. (Photo by Jess Malabanan, InterAksyon)

ANGELES CITY – A group of businessmen from Sweden, mostly experts in developing airports and seaports, see Clark International Airport as having all the features for transforming into a major hub, citing its potentials in the aviation industry.

“We know Clark will turn into a major hub in the Philippines and we want to take part in that development,” said Ulf Wennblom of Philippine Business Sweden.

Wennblom said CRK has a bright future in the aviation business and Sweden’s business group would like to share technology in the fields of air traffic management, security and other infrastructures vital to airport.
The Sweden business group led by Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries will be visiting Ninoy Aquino International Airport and other major airports in the country to promote mutual business partnership.

“Sweden business group would like to be partners in promoting investment in the Philippine such as in developing airports security system, communication and other instrumentalities vital to aviation industry in the country,” said Wennblom.

The Swedish business group motored to this city where they participated in the Philippine-Sweden Airport Collaboration and were welcomed by top officials of CRK led by Alexander Cauguiran and other stake airport holders.

“Our group would like to do business partnership here in the Philippines to learn both ways and share our knowledge in terms of Airport technology.

“Sweden-Philippine partnership is extremely important for us. As dual partners we want to learn from both ways, we want to learn from the Philippine side and we want to share our knowledge . . .[with] the Philippines,” Wennblom explained.

Discussed during the business meeting were possible airport innovations in the fields of air traffic management, infrastructure, security, communication and other important products for developing airports.

Wennblom said innovative products and solutions in the development of airports are being supplied by Swedish global leaders in airport technology such as Axis Communications, Cavotec, RoxTec, Volvo, Saab and Xylem.

“Swedish companies have a long experience with high-technology solutions and environment-friendly solutions. I believe Swedish companies are good partners here in the Philippines,” said Fries.