The Project Monitoring Team (PMT) of Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) IX conducted its 4th Quarter field monitoring visit (FMV) to ten selected roads and irrigation projects in Zamboanga del Sur on October 11-15, 2021. Three of these projects were already completed, while the others on-going.

The ten projects visited by the RPMC IX PMT were the following:

Department of Agriculture IX-Philippine Rural Development Program

(1) Concreting of National Road Junction (NRJ) to Poblacion (Tigbao)-Libayoy-Lacarayan-Lukuan in Tigbao

Department of Agrarian Reform IX- Project Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment

(2) Rehabilitation/Extension of Tagolalo Communal Irrigation System Phase-II in Aurora

(3) Rehabilitation/Concreting of 2.16 km Gabunon-Alang-Alang Farm-to-Market Road in Tambulig

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Tourism-Tourism Road Infrastructure Program

(4) Construction/Improvement of Access Road from National Road Junction (NRJ) to Simata Adventure Park in Molave

(5) Construction/Improvement of Access Road Leading from NRJ to Calolot Boulevard, Junction Aurora-Ozamis City Road leading to Calolot Mountain Resort in Tambulig

(6) Construction/Improvement of Access Road from NRJ to Eden Park Panoramic View/Zipline and Shrine in Aurora

DPWH and Department of Trade and Industry-Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade

(7) Construction of NRJ to Brgy. Parasan in support of Village Technocraft in Molave

(8) Construction of NRJ to Brgy. Bobongan to Brgy. Poblacion in support of Engineered Bamboo in Ramon Magsaysay

(9) Construction of NRJ to Brgy. Kahayagan West-Brgy. Pasingkalan in support to Virgin Coconut Oil Processing in Ramon Magsaysay (10)  Construction of NRJ to Brgy. San Juan, Aurora-Brgy. Man-ilan, in support of Tukuran Coco Activated Carbon in Aurora to Tukuran

Prior to the actual inspection, a hybrid (physical and online) pre-departure meeting was held at the Kalikasan Conference Hall, NEDA IX Office, Pagadian City on October 11, 2021. The concerned implementing agencies (IAs) presented the profiles/status and discussed the implementation bottlenecks of the projects to be inspected. Likewise, on October 15, 2021, a hybrid exit conference with the IAs was conducted to discuss the initial observations and recommendations of the team. The team’s firmed-up findings and recommendations will be presented during the 4th Quarter regular meeting of RPMC IX scheduled on November 16, 2021 via Zoom teleconference.

This was the second time that the PMT conducted its quarterly FMVs in Zamboanga del Sur for CY 2021 due to the stringent travel requirements in various local government units in the region because of the rising new cases of COVID-19 infections. Women and men engineers and technical staff comprised the PMT and IA monitoring teams involved in the monitoring of the aforementioned projects. (Reyna Joie Q. Remotin, NEDA IX)

On-going construction of DOT IX proposed project-Calolot Boulevard Mountain Resort implemented by DPWH ZdS 1st DEO
Completed road project of DPWH ZdS 1st DEO and DTI IX leading to Barangay Pasingkalan in support to the Virgin Coconut Oil Processing
Completed section of the Tagolalo communal Irrigation Project of DAR IX in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur
Construction of line canal and box culvert were the remaining items of work for the project supporting the Engineered Bamboo Industry in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur