MARAWI CITY, Dec. 28 (PIA) - The Lanao del Sur Provincial Development Council (PDC) adopted the 20-year Provincial Development and Physical Framework (PDPFP) as it works towards its vision of a green, bountiful, progressive, equitable, and prosperous province.
In line with the Provincial/Local Planning and Expenditure Management (P/LPEM) guidelines of the National Economic and Development Authority, the PDPFP 2020-2040 dubbed "Vision 2040: Panagontaman Ko Kathagompiya a Ingëd a Ranaw" consists of seven sectoral goals - governance, environment, economic, infrastructure, social, culture, and peace and security.
Azrifa Mamutuk, head of the team that crafted the plan, said the 20-year provincial development and physical framework is the first of its kind in the Bangsamoro region.
"The PDPFP 2020-2040 is the mother plan of all development plans of the province. Under the plan, we want a green and environment-friendly province, a food secure province kung saan walang nagugutom, an equitable province na pantay-pantay lahat ng tao at lahat may 'say' sa mga ginagawa ng gobyerno, at higit sa lahat isang prosperous, progressive, at peaceful na Lanao del Sur," she further said.
The PDPFP clustered the province into four functional and production corridors each having its own core capabilities and working as one to revitalize the economy of the province.
"The service and industrial sectors will gravitate towards Metropolitan Marawi being the center and the primary growth area. It will handle domestic trade and export. On the other hand, the Agri-industrial Corridor of coastal towns has the natural advantage to serve as a transit hub and industrial production for exports while the Basak Corridor and the Commercial Crop Corridor are vital production areas," Mamutok added.
According to her, all corridors will be linked by multi-modal transport and infrastructure systems.
"A lot of challenges came along the way but these challenges did not hinder this administration in accomplishing this document. As Chief Executive of the Province of Lanao del Sur, I am genuinely confident of this strategic document that defines the future of Lanao del Sur if taken with utmost sincerity and full commitment by all sectors," said Provincial Governor Mamintal Alonto-Adiong Jr.
He emphasized that the 20-year development plan provides the overall development framework of the province and translates the provincial government's vision into practical strategies that can be implemented.
"Given the enthusiasm and commitment of all sectors, I am heartened by the promise for sustained recovery and reconstruction, as well as the upliftment of the lives of the people in our communities, as evidenced by the rich potential unveiled in this PDPFP," the Governor added. (APB/PIA-ICIC)
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