The MIMAROPA Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) conducted its second quarter meeting through Zoom video conference last June 17, with RPMC Chairperson and Regional Director (RD) Agustin C. Mendoza of the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) MIMAROPA presiding over the meeting.
In his opening remarks, RD Mendoza welcomed the members and partner agencies and emphasized that the RPMC will look into the status of major infrastructure development projects in the region and see how the committee can assist partner agencies in the implementation of their respective projects.
The Department of Public Works and Highways MIMAROPA reported that the Mindoro Island Circumferential Road is ongoing and nearing completion with 98 percent physical accomplishment. Meanwhile, the National Irrigation Administration MIMAROPA reported validation and ratification of the memorandum of agreement for its Ibato-Iraan project in Aborlan, Palawan together with the Tagbanua Indigenous Cultural Community and National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP).
The Department of Agriculture (DA) presented the status of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) components in the region. DA reported that the I-PLAN – Support to commodities, I-BUILD subprojects, MIMAROPA pipelined subprojects, I-REAP subprojects and the Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Roxas, Palawan, are all ongoing with no major problem in implementation.
The National Housing Authority (NHA IV) presented the updates on the status of the nine remaining projects within the province of Palawan under the Yolanda Permanent Housing Program (YPHP). NHA IV District Office Palawan shared that the provincial government of Palawan submitted a new costing proposal due to price escalation for the remaining housing units in Culion, Palawan.
The Secretariat, meanwhile, presented the first quarter RPMES report generated through the MIMAROPA ProyekTanglaw system and also reported on the findings from the field monitoring visit conducted in Marinduque on May 23-27,2022.
The local Project Monitoring Committees (PMCs) of Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan also reported on their activities and functionality assessments of their local/city/municipal PMCs.