Sydney, Australia
25 October 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III met with Greg Jason, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Australian military and commercial boat builder Austal. The company chose the Philippines as one of its global manufacturing operations center because of the country’s high level of growth, location and English-speaking people who have the skills and work ethic.

The Austal facility in the Philippines is located in Balamban shipyard in Cebu. It will soon start exporting state-of-the-art vessels and will possibly include servicing the military vessels from around the world as part of its expansion projects. The US$12 million project is expected to increase the workforce to around 1,000 employees.

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