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.
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.
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.
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.