The Arequipa region of Peru wants to cooperate with the Podlasie Province
Representatives of the Arequipa region from Peru are in our province on a five-day visit, from Monday, October 1 to Friday, October 5. The main purpose of their visit is to establish economic cooperation, especially in the field of agribusiness. Today, on October 1, they met with Marshal Jerzy Leszczyński and Deputy Marshal Maciej Żywno.
The meeting at the Marshal's Office on Monday, October 1, where guests from Peru were welcomed by Deputy Marshal Maciej Żywno, was also attended by Witold Karczewski, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bialystok, Andrzej Parafiniuk, President of the Podlasie Regional Development Foundation, and Sebastian Rynkiewicz and Piotr Sobolewski, representatives of clusters operating in in our region, as well as the management and employees of the Department of Regional Development of the Marshal's Office who conducted the meeting and presented the advantages of our region.
Potential areas of cooperation are technologies, innovations and processes, as well as internationalization and commercialization, especially in the agribusiness sector, which representatives of the Arequipa region consider the most important.
The Arequipa region faces many problems that can be solved by the Polish side. This include poorly developed agricultural information system, inefficient production infrastructure, uncontrolled use of pesticides and fertilizers, or low environmental protection culture. & nbsp;
After the meeting in the Marshal's Office, guests from Peru will visit, among others Białystok Science and Technology Park and companies, e.g. SaMASZ, AgroCentrum, ChM, Promotech, Pronar, AC S.A., Energy Cluster in Michałów. They will also take part in the Eastern Economic Congress, which takes place on October 3 and 4 in Bialystok.
The Marshal's Office of the Podlasie Voivodship submitted our region to the competition under the IUC-LA project (International Latin American Cooperation Program). As a result, EURADA - the European Association of Economic Development Agencies, which was the institution organizing this recruitment, chose Podlaskie Voivodeship to cooperate with the & nbsp; Arequipa region of Peru. Why Arequipa? In this region, as in Podlasie, the agro-industrial sector plays a major role. Due to the fact that it will also be an important sector in the future, establishing economic cooperation in this area may benefit both regions.
* The Arequipa region is in the south of Peru, has a population of around 1.16 million, and its GDP is around EUR 5,715 million [data for 2014]. This is the third (out of 24) in terms of competitiveness Peru region. Its capital is the city of Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. In the IUC-LAC project, the Arequipa Region is formally represented by the state governor.
Project co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Program of the Podlasie Voivodship for the years 2007-2013