The Regional Economic Development Committee (REDC), one of the major committees of the Regional Economic and Development Planning Board (REDPB) converged during its 3rd regular meeting held last July 30, 2015 at the Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO) Conference Hall, ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.
The meeting was facilitated by the Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO), REDPB Techincal Secretariat under the directive of Engr. Baintan Adil-Ampatuan. In behalf of Atty. Makmod D. Mending, Committee Chair, Engr. Abubacar Datumanong, DTI-ARMM Assistant Secretary, presided the meeting.
The meeting aimed to discuss the following agenda: a) Economic Growth and Linkages Cluster; b) Fisheries, Coastal Resource and Livelihood (FishCoral) Project; c) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP); d) Small Scale Irrigation Projects; e) ARMM Halal Ecosystem (AHE; f) Comprehensive Capacity Development Project (CCDP); g) Cadastral Survey, Job Generation, h) status of Free-Port of Polloc, and i) the Approval of the Proposed Inclusive Partnership for Agricultural Competitiveness (IPAC) of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
During the meeting, the IPAC project, one of the major projects of the committee, was deliberated to be endorsed to the REDPB for consideration and appropriate action.
"These are part of the responsive actions of the ARMM government to the economic-related problems," Engr. Datumanong stressed in his message.
Other topics discussed by the REDC are the government initiatives for the development of the whole ARMM.