Caraga to kick off RDP launching in Dinagat Islands

  • July 14, 2017

BUTUAN CITY, July 14 -- Caraga will kick off the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 provincial launching in the Municipality of Dinagat, Province of Dinagat Islands on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) approved and adopted the RDP through RDC Resolution No. 8, series of 2017 during its Full Council Meeting on March 2, 2017.

The RDP is anchored on the 0-10 point Socioeconomic Agenda of the Duterte administration, which is geared towards realizing AmBisyon Natin 2040 of a “Matatag, Maginhawa, at Panatag na Buhay.” At the short-term, the RDP will lay down the foundation for inclusive growth, a high trust society and a globally competitive knowledge economy at the regional level by 2022.

By 2022, Caraga aims to become the “Fishery, Agro-Forestry, Mineral, and Eco-tourism Center of the Country” by developing the region’s abundant resources in fishery, agriculture, forestry, mining, and eco-tourism. These sectors have been observed as the growth drivers of the region’s economy, generating employment for the region.

The improvement of the productivity of the said sectors will result in employment creation and poverty reduction.

The kick off will be attended by representatives from the local government units, private sector, and civil society organizations. (NEDA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

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