URBAN PLANNERS and cycling experts from the Netherlands meet their counterparts in Iloilo City for the Think Bike Workshop at Richmonde Hotel in Iloilo City on Oct 8, 2019.
The workshop was organized by the Dutch Cycling Embassy, a public-private partnership backed by the Dutch government and consisting of urban planning and cycling experts.
The activity is part of the Netherlands partnership with the Iloilo City government to aid in urban planning, with a particular focus on providing infrastructure dedicated to cycling.
The workshop also coincides with the visit of Dutch Embassy headed by Ambassador Saskia de Lang today, Oct 9.
According to Kevin C.D.G. Punzalan, senior policy officer at the Economic and Public Affairs of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Philippines, Iloilo has been on the front lines of developing infrastructure for cycling.
“This is significant because the Dutch Cycling Embassy only operated before in Japan within Asia. The Philippines will be the first Southeast Asian country to be the location of the bike workshop and we are very proud to bring them here for the free workshop,” Punzalan said.