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SCDT explores Central Visayas as Possible Focus Area for MCC Funding

The Second Compact Development Team (SCDT) of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) headed by Dr. Josef Yap, Deputy National Coordinator of the Second Compact, met with NRO 7 Regional Director Efren B. Carreon and senior staff and with Cebu Ports Authority representatives on August 2 to explore possibilities for projects for the MCC’s Second Compact Development (SCD) in the Philippines. According to Dr. Yap, the Central Visayas region emerged as one of the top contenders for the geographic focus of […]

NEDA ICC-TB endorses proposed New Cebu International Container Port Project to the ICC-CabCom

The Investment Coordinating Committee-Techncial Board (ICC-TB) of the NEDA Board has endorsed the proposed New Cebu International Container Port Project (NCICP) to the ICC-Cabinet Committee (CabCom) during its meeting on 01 September 2016. The PhP 9.20 billion new international container port which is proposed to be located in Barangay Tayud, Consolacion, Cebu will complement the already congested Cebu International Port (CIP) in Cebu City. With this project, the international container port operation in the CIP will be transferred to the […]

RPMC 7 holds Problem Solving Session (PSS) to facilitate delayed road widening and upgrading projects

Several suspended/delayed DPWH GAA-funded road widening/upgrading projects in the Cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapulapu have caused traffic congestion and posed health/safety concerns on pedestrians. The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) 7 identified the following major projects as subject of a PSS: road concreting and drainage works located in Colon Street, Carlock Street, and Dona Modesta Street, Cebu City; road widening/concreting, drainage and Road Right-of-Way (RROW) acquisition in F. Llamas Street, Gov. Cuenco Avenue, C. Padilla Street, Cardinal Rosales Intersection, […]

NEDA7 leads in MOA signing for the newly created Regional Development Research Council

NEDA7 spearheaded the approval and signing of a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Central Visayas Regional Development Research Council on August 8, 2016. The meeting was held at the NEDA7 Conference Room. On hand for the signing, whilst sharing their on-the-ground expectations of the RDRC were the Presidents of higher education instiutions (HEIs) University of San Carlos, University of San Jose-Recoletos, and Holy Name University; and the representative of the President of the University of Cebu. USC President, Fr. Dionisio […]

3rd Quarter Speaking Engagements for NEDA7 RD and ARD

This was a busy third quarter 2016 for NEDA7 RD Carreon and OIC-ARD Ledres as both were requested by various private groups to speak on topics on the state and prospects of the regional economy. RD Carreon spoke during the Philippine LIDAR Project Visayas Cluster Colloquium on 14 July in Tagbilaran City, Bohol and during the Opening Ceremony of the REDAS Software Training last 25 July in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. RD Carreon spoke on the regional development plan updating […]