Knowing what else needs to be done to improve infrastructure in Central Visayas will help ensure that the right projects are pushed.

This was the mindset when members and officials of the RDC 7’s Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) for 2019-2022 met for the last time for an End-of-Term Review. The meeting was held back-to-back with the RDC Full Council Meeting held last 23 June 2022 at Bai Hotel in Mandaue City, Cebu.

IDC Chairperson Gordon Alan Joseph said knowing what still needs to be done to develop or improve the infrastructure in the region is the key to creating efficiencies leading to an improved way of life for people in Central Visayas. He also stressed the need to execute policies that have been put into place so the region will grow further economically.

NEDA 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon shared Joseph’s sentiments, saying that with the IDC’s successes in the fulfillment of its priority action agenda, there is no reason that existing efforts cannot be sustained.

By the end of the two-hour review, IDC members identified the following concerns that need to be addressed:

  • ensuring the completion of unfinished projects,
  • reviewing RA 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act,
  • crafting master plans to identify infrastructure needs, and
  • supporting regional line agencies in justifying their proposed infrastructure to their respective central offices.