PRDP sets out prioritization scheme for infra projects

The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) is conducting a nationwide information caravan to fast-track information dissemination on infrastructure development priority scheme with local government units (LGUs).

The prioritization scheme is a tool designed for the project to rationalize the selection of best subprojects from a long list of proposals from LGUs under the Intensive Building Up of Infrastructure and Logistics Development or IBUILD component.

“With the additional PRDP financing of P8.4 billion from the World Bank we need to identify projects that will provide the highest social and economic benefits with technical and economic viability,” PRDP Mindanao director Ricardo M. Oñate, Jr. said.

For Mindanao cluster, Region 10 recently completed the rounds in its five provinces which include Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental. The other five regions, Region 9, 11, 12,13 and ARMM, are scheduled to roll out on the second week of March.

“This prioritization scheme will increase diversity in our IBUILD projects where our focus will not only be more on farm-to-market road but also in other infrastructure development,” Oñate.

The activity includes presentation of the prioritization scheme framework, different prioritization criteria and scoring system.