Germany needs Filipino engineers, scientists: Binay

Posted at 03/19/12 3:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Germany is experiencing a shortage of engineers and computer scientists, a delegation of German businessmen and diplomats told Vice President Jejomar Binay.

In a statement, Binay said members of Team Philippines-Germany requested the deployment of Filipino experts, particularly engineers and computer scientists, to Germany.

"This is an excellent opportunity to address many issues at once--besides helping Germany, a long-time friend of the Philippines, fill the need for experts in their emerging and middle industries, we are also able to provide gainful employment to qualified Filipinos," Binay said.

The Vice President noted Germany has generally protected the welfare of migrant workers.

The German delegation expressed hope the government can resolve the pending issues involving Fraport-NAIA, adding that this would pave the way for more investments from German companies.
"It is worth noting that despite the Fraport issue, the relations between both our countries has never wavered. Nevertheless, I do hope that we will be able to settle this issue justly and immediately," Binay said.