Davao Oriental lists proposed projects for DIDP implementation

The Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP) conducted an orientation meeting with the Provincial Government officials and department heads on Monday, July 18 at the Provincial Capitol.

The Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP) conducted an orientation meeting with the Provincial Government officials and department heads on Monday, July 18 at the Provincial Capitol.

DAVAO ORIENTAL – Determined to push for sustainable development in the communities, the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental has listed several proposed projects set to be implemented under the Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP).

During the agency’s orientation meeting with local government officials and Provincial Department heads on Monday, July 18, at the Provincial Capitol, a list of Davao Oriental’s proposed projects amounting to a total of P 2.8 billion was presented, which will be implemented for the period of 2017-2022.

According to the DIDP, these proposals still have to undergo series of reviews by the agency’s Project Management Office before it will be submitted to various funding agencies that will bankroll the set of approved projects.

The projects which have been identified by the province include farm-to-market roads, small irrigation development, development of rural industries and village enterprise, integrated farming system, industrial agriculture, rice production, fishery sector development, and water supply system.

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From 1999-2014, the Province of Davao Oriental became recipient to various DIDP community development projects amounting to P121.4 million.

Considering DIDP’s huge contribution in empowering and fostering development in the communities, Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang committed his support to the program. He also urged the support and active participation of the municipalities, particularly in the submission of data, that will hasten the processing and implementation of projects.

He also gave particular emphasis in the inclusion of water system projects and the construction and rehabilitation of municipal and barangay road networks to the DIDP priority projects, which are urgently needed in the communities, particularly in far-flung areas.

Meanwhile, City of Mati Mayor Carlo P. Rabat also expressed his gratitude to the DIDP for facilitating the sourcing out funds for the implementation of various development projects in his city. For the period of 2008-2014, a total of P23.7 million worth of projects were implemented in the City of Mati, benefitting largely its agriculture sector.

THE DIDP

The DIDP is a local government initiative established for the purpose of pursuing a sustainable and integrated development by mustering the strengths and resources of member Local Government Units in the Davao Gulf area.

Armed with a vision to promote and expand effective and mutually beneficial undertaking through socio-economic cooperation and development, the DIDP has been implementing its development programs for the past 22 years.

“We are proud to say that it is the only local government initiative existing in the country today that has spanned four presidents,” said DIDP Project Development Officer Marila L. Corpuz.

Members of the DIDP include the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, and Compostela Valley. It also includes the cities of Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum and Mati. By Karen Lou Deloso, Photo by Eden Jhan Licayan

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