The Central Visayas Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) recently conducted monitoring and site visits on six programs and projects implemented within Bohol Province to get updates and identify ways to address implementation issues.

Comprising the RPMT were representatives from various national government agencies led by NEDA 7 headed by OIC Regional Director Dolores Molintas. The team was split into two so more time can be spent on each project site.

The projects that were inspected by Team A were the Community Fish Landing Center in Baclayon, which remain unused five years after it was completed; the IREAP – Coco-based Processing and Marketing Enterprise in Loon, which is facing issues on coconut supply shortage after typhoon Odette in December 2021; and the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Cortes which, upon completion, will become a multi-specialty medical complex.

Team B, meanwhile, checked on the recently completed Clarin bridge in Loay which was inaugurated last 21 June; the Panglao-Tagbilaran City Offshore Bridge Connector, which will connect mainland Bohol to the island towns of Dauis and Panglao and strengthen the connectivity between the seaport of Tagbilaran City and new Bohol-Panglao International Airport; and the four-storey, 20-classroom project in Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School in Barangay Cabawan, Tagbilaran City.

Part of the monitoring activity involved paying courtesy calls to the projects’ respective host LGUs to similarly get updates from the latter. Both teams also paid a courtesy call to the office of new Bohol Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado.

After the actual site inspections, post-monitoring meetings were held on 02-03 August to discuss the teams’ findings.