P202-M investment plan for Davao Oriental okayed

Subscribe Now October 17, 2014 at 08:33am

The P203.3-million Annual Investment Plan of the province of Davao Oriental for 2015 was recently approved by the members of the Provincial Development Council (PDC).

The investment plan will be funded by the 20 percent Local Government Development Fund (LGDF).

The programs are designed to support the main development agenda of Davao Oriental that focuses on poverty, environment, access to infrastructure, improved utilities and social services, public order and safety and effective governance.

It will also support the provincial government’s drive to intensify tourism development through the implementation of cultural preservation and heritage development projects.

Included in these tourism efforts are the upgrading of the tourism complex facilities, which houses the Subangan Museum, construction and rehabilitation of other structures in Aliwagwag Eco-Park in Cateel, Pusan Point in Caraga, and Cape San Agustin in Governor Generoso.

Funds are also allocated to support programs and projects for environmental management.

“As a result of the newly inscribed Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary as UNESCO World Heritage Site, our obligation impels us to uphold the value of such extraordinary natural heritage by closely coordinating with concerned agencies and stakeholders for its careful preservation,” said Governor Corazon Malanyaon who lauded the approval made by the PDC.

Malanyaon said that the provincial government will launch Davao Oriental as a tourism destination. They are currently ensuring that facilities such as road networks and national highways are improved to support that plan.

Health services will also be prioritized, including the provision of P10-million counterpart of the provincial government to improve the health facilities in remote villages.

It will also provide adequate funds for medicines and medical supplies for the operations of the Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center and the government hospitals in the towns of Cateel, Manay, Governor Generoso and Lupon.

The governor also called for the continued support of partner agencies and organizations to the current initiatives of Davao Oriental.

Source: mb.com.ph

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