The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 2 has monitored 20 major development programs and projects established in different parts of the region wherein 18 were funded by national government and two foreign funded.
In the report released by the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) of the council, the two foreign assisted projects include the agrarian reform support project undertaken by the Department Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the coastal resources management project by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The nationally-funded projects include hospital upgrading, road rehabilitation, airport development, irrigation, farm-to-market roads, tree planting, livelihood and anti-poverty projects.
NEDA Regional Director Maryanne Darauay, acting RDC chair, said two of the projects reported were already completed to include the 35 school buildings located in different parts of the region which were constructed through a joint project of the education and public work and highways departments.
“The completion of the school buildings with 65 classrooms is just timely for the K to 12 program of the Department of Education wherein more school buildings are needed to provided conducive learning areas to the learners,” Darauay stressed.
Tourism director Blessida G. Diwa also stated that the road network is part of the convergence project DPWH and DOT for the tourism access roads leading to the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) and to the pristine beaches of Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
The other programs and projects, based on the report, are continuing to include the National Greening Program, Pantawid Pamilya, Social Pension program, Self-Employment Assistance, Integrated Livelihood Enhancement Program, DENR Patent Issuance Program, Integrated Coastal resources Management Project, Agrarian Infrastructure Support project, Basic Education Facilities Program, Farm-to-Market Roads, Lallo International Airport, Hospital Upgrading Projects, road development projects and others.