The Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Provincial Government of Bohol organized the Bohol Roads and Infrastructure Investments Forum on April 25, 2016 at Belian Hotel Tagbilaran City. BCCI President, Engr. Albert M. Uy welcome the 85 participants from Local Government Units represented by their Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators/ Municipal Local Government Operations Officers and Municipal Engineers, CSOs/POs,Â and business sector representatives who took part in the forum. Mr. Argeo Melisimo, Executive Vice President of the Chamber and focal person of the project gave the rationale of the forum.
This is the first provincial roads and infrastructure investments forum organized this year by the project, Coordinating Roads and Infrastructure Investments for Development (CR+ID), supported by The Asia Foundation and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Embassy in the Philipines. The forum served as platform for the Boholano constituents to discuss issues affecting the roads and infrastructure investments of the province.Provincial Director Ma Loisella Lucino stressed DILGâ€™s commitment to assist LGUs to conduct their municipal road investments planning where stakeholders of their municipality specifically craft road development vision for their LGUs and identify priority road projects.
During the forum, Provincial Engineer Ben Redulla provided the updates on the Bohol Strategic Road Links funding and implementation while the status of the 2016 Priority Roads and Infrastructure of DPWH was presented by the district engineerâ€™s representatives Speaking on behalf of the Governor is PPDO head, Atty. John Titus Vistal who highlighted that through the LGUs support, Bohol trailblazed the municipal road investments planning in the region, now replicated in many parts of the country. Ms. Delilah Biliran, Chairperson of the Bohol ICT Council also presented the proposed priority roads and Infrastructure for the Information Technology/ Business Process Management sector of the Province as Bohol targets to take a share in the million pesos income per month from the BPM business in the country. The next roads forum is set on July 28, 2016.