Annual investment plans for WV approved

PIA Press Release 2005/06/01

Annual investment plans for WV approved

Iloilo City (1 June) -- The Annual Investment Plans for Western Visayas was approved during the recent joint meeting of the Regional Development Council VI (RDC VI) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) held in the province of Guimaras.

The Annual Investment Plans as part of the Calendar Year 2006 budget of the different core line agencies contain the identified programs and projects that would support the implementation or realization of the Western Visayas Regional Development Plan for 2004 2010.

The joint meeting presided by RDC VI Chairperson Salvacion Perez, Governor of the Province of Antique was attended by other governors of the region, local chief executives of highly urbanized and component cities and capital towns, Non-Government Organizations and heads of selected regional line agencies.

Also discussed during the joint meeting were the status of infrastructure projects such as the New Iloilo Airport Development Project in Cabatuan and Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, the Jalandoni Bridge, Panay Diesel Power Plant in Dingle, Iloilo and the Secondary Education Development and Improvement Project in Guimaras.

Members were also briefed on the status of the peace and order situation and the Kalahi projects in the region.

One of the highlights of the gathering was the awarding of the Plaques of Recognition to Gen. George Alino of the Philippine National Police for his outstanding service to Region VI and to the Province of Negros Occidental for being the first province to complete its Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Governor George Arnaiz, RDC VII Chairperson and representative to the Western Visayas RDCom who was in attendance was the special guest. (NEDA/PIA)



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