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Role of PPP infras in Ilocos’ regional development cited

Press Release

31 October 2012

 

Regional Director Juan Ngalob, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Region I, cited the role of infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships (PPP) as a development strategy in attracting investments to the Ilocos Region while providing basic services to the public.

Director Ngalob addressed this to the 27 local government units (LGUs) of Region I that participated in the region-wide PPP Orientation-Workshop organized by the PPP center last October 22, 2012 at the Diego Silang Hall, La Union Provincial Capitol, San Fernando City. The PPP Center conducted the workshop in partnership with the NEDA RO-I and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) RO-I.

The Regional PPP Orientation-Workshop is aimed at providing LGUs the basic understanding of the PPP option for local infrastructure and development projects. Target participants are the various Planning and Development Coordinators (PDCs) and designated Local Economic Investment Promotion Officers (LEIPOs), and local chief executives.

According to Director Ngalob, the Ilocos is predominantly an agricultural economy.  “But the regional economy has performed below the national economic performance because the region has been producing limited output. And in order to improve this situation, development intervention and investment infusion is needed to attain economic vibrancy that is equal if not surpassing the national performance.”

“Infrastructures play a big role in attracting investments and this is where PPP comes in,” Director Ngalob added.

In the same venue, DILG Region I Director Corazon Guray stressed that PPP encourages economic competition resulting to lowered cost of projects and their timely delivery.

Director Guray added that through PPP, the use of government resources is optimized leveraging the quality of public service.  She also reminded the various LGUs of the region that “identifying PPP projects must be based on the real needs of their locality not on perceived needs.”

The Department of Finance’s Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) also joined the Center in the conduct of the regional workshops to promote the PPP Fund. The PPP Fund, sourced from the Municipal Development Fund-Second Generation Fund (MDF-SGF), is a PPP financing window which LGUs can tap to support pre-investment studies that will ensure the viability of their infrastructure development projects.

In all workshops with the PPP Center, participating LGUs are provided free copies of the three-volume LGU PPP Manual which includes discussion on the PPP concepts and framework, project preparation and development processes, and a compilation of template documents and sample PPP project templates for shopping center and public market, government administrative center, and water supply system.

53 Zamboanga LGUs Join Regional PPP Orientation-Workshop

PPP Center
Press Release
15 October 2012

 

53 local government units (LGUs) from across the Zamboanga Peninsula participated in the region-wide Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Orientation-Workshop organized by the PPP Center at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City last October 9, 2012.

 

Zamboanga City Administrator Antonio Orendain, Jr. welcomed in behalf of Mayor Celso Lobregat the participants to the Region IX LGU PPP Orientation-Workshop held last October 9, 2012 at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.

 

A total of 104 participants composed mostly of Planning and Development Coordinators (PDCs) and designated Local Economic Investment Promotion Officers (LEIPOs), and some local chief executives were present during the workshop.

Aimed at providing LGus the basic understanding of the PPP option for local infrastructure and development projects, the workshop for Region IX was conducted in partnership with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) IX and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) IX with the support of the Philippine Councilor’s League Zamboanga Peninsula (PCL-ZamPen) Chapter.

 

PPP Center Director Eleazar Ricote, Capacity Buiding and Knowledge Management Service, discussed the Philippine PPP Progam to Zamboanga Peninsula LGUs during the region-wide LGU PPP Orientation Workshop.

PPP Center Director Eleazar Ricote, Capacity Buiding and Knowledge Management Service, discussed the Philippine PPP Progam to Zamboanga Peninsula LGUs during the region-wide LGU PPP Orientation Workshop.

 

The Department of Finance’s Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) also joined the Center in the conduct of the regional workshops to promote the PPP Fund. The PPP Fund, sourced from the Municipal Development Fund-Second Generation Fund (MDF-SGF), is a PPP financing window which LGUs can tap to support pre-investment studies that will ensure the viability of their infrastructure development projects.

 

Ms. Clyde Padilla, OIC of the Project Evaluation Division of Municipal Development Fund Office under the Department of Finance, presented the PPP Fund to Zamboanga Peninsula LGUs during the region-wide LGU PPP Orientation Workshop.

Ms. Clyde Padilla, OIC of the Project Evaluation Division of Municipal Development Fund Office under the Department of Finance, presented the PPP Fund to Zamboanga Peninsula LGUs during the region-wide LGU PPP Orientation Workshop.

 

The next Regional PPP Orientation-Workshop is set for the Ilocos Region on October 22 at the Diego Silang Hall, La Union Provincial Capitol, San Fernando City, La Union.

The PPP Center have also partnered with the League of Municipalities of the Philippines- Leyte Chapter to conduct a region-wide Seminar and Project Matching with municipalities in the Eastern Visayas this October 25-26 at the Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte.  The Center will discuss with various local chief executives the PPP program and how projects can be effectively implemented locally.

In all workshops with the PPP Center, participating LGUs are provided free copies of the three-volume LGU PPP Manual which includes discussion on the PPP concepts and framework, project preparation and development processes, and a compilation of template documents and sample PPP project templates for shopping center and public market, government administrative center, and water supply system.

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