DILG-10 holds forum on road management reforms
DILG-10 holds forum on road management reforms

Tuesday 7th of August 2012

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Aug 7 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) in coordination with the Regional Development Council (RDC) of Northern Mindanao recently held a two-day forum on Road Management Reforms to Better Governance” The Northern Mindanao Experience.”

The event was conducted in close coordination with the four recipient provinces of the Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF) such as the provinces of Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte. The Australian Aid for International Development (AusAID) funds the PRMF.

Held on August 1 and 2, the forum presented the success stories of the PRMF provinces in the different areas of the local governance for about 350 participants composed of national and local government officials, civil societies, non-government and private sector organizations in the region.

Gracing the affair were the team leader of PRMF, Michael Saldon, Minister Counselor of the AusAID Octavia Borthwick, Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero, Governor Herminia M. Ramiro, Governor Alex P. Calingasan and Governor Oscar S. Moreno.

The highlights of the event were the photo gallery and the turnover of Knowledge Management (KM) products to DILG-10. The photo gallery showcased the different infrastructure projects and capacity development trainings implemented by the four provinces under PRMF.

The KM products were the different plans and documents prepared and formulated by the provinces which serve as their guide of the provinces in implementing the PRMF activities and projects. The KM products also documented the best practices of the LGU in Road Management reforms.

Panadero, in his message, said Northern Mindanao is fortunate having four of its provinces as recipients of the PRMF program, for this program does not only involve road rehabilitation and maintenance but governance reforms.

He encouraged the participants to learn from the sharing of the provincial governments and replicate the innovations on governance reforms.

On the second day, the four provinces presented their reform initiatives on provincial road management. The sharers were composed of Governor Calingasan, Joselito E. Quibranza representing Governor Mohammad Khalid Dimaporo of Lanao del Norte, Governor Ramiro and Governor Moreno.

The PRMF program has an indicative budget of Aus $100million or P3.8 billion and shall be implemented over a five-year period until 2014. (Ana Celeste W. Felisilda/DILG-PIA10)

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