Cagayan de Oro City, July 6, 2023 — NEDA, DPWH, power utilities, government instrumentalities and private sector thresh RROW issues today at the NEDA Region 10 Main Conference Room this City. The activity was spearhead by the Regional Development Council of Northern Mindanao (RDC-X), Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee (InfraCom) and the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC).

Misamis Oriental Governor Peter M. Unabia welcomed the participants as Chairperson of RDC-X Infracom, who also presided over the Discussion and Problem-Solving Activity.

Assistant Regional Director of NEDA X, Leonila G. Cajarte said that the Rationale of this engagement is to come up with solutions to the challenges faced in the implementation of road projects and road widening activities of DPWH. In a data from DPWH Region X on its completed road projects in a coup;le of years – a total of 139 completed road projects were listed wherein about 70% of these projects were delayed before completion. One study was able to confirm that the following factors were the reasons for the delay of project implementation: 1) road right of way; 2) change in quantities; 3) heavy rain; and peace and order.

Policy recommendations to expedite the Road Right of Way Acquisitions for Government Projects were introduced by EnP Engineer Mezlaine Jay S. Pacana, the OIC Supervising Development Specialist, under PMED NEDA-X, after which a Report on the Inventory of Road Projects with RROW issues in Region X was presented by the Regional Director of DPWH-X Dir. Zenaida T. Tan.

MORESCO-1 was represented by Engr. Collen B. Tarcelo, Engineering Services Manager and Engr. Jason Estrera while MORESCO-2 was represented by Acting General Manager Edna S. Putian-Diango, JD and TSD Manager, Engr. Roy Balingit.

Report on inventory of road projects with RROW issues in Region X was presented by concerned Region X Local Project Monitoring Committees (LPMCs)-of the province / Highly Urbanized Cities / Component Cities