Ungab, RDC back creation of Davao metro authority

With the sustained economic growth in the Davao Region, the creation of a Metropolitan Davao Development Authority (MDDA) is now being proposed which will focus on the socio-economic opportunities in the region.

Davao City Third District Representative Isidro Ungab bared that a resolution is now being adopted by the Regional Development Council (RDC 11) endorsing the creation of the Metro Davao Development Authority.

Ungab said the resolution is an expression of support for the creation of MDDA within the framework of the Philippine Development Plan where the creation of Metropolitan Davao and Metropolitan Cebu has been included.
Details of the resolution is now with the National Economic Development Authority 11 (NEDA 11).

“Latest update on Metro Davao Development Authority is nag adopt na ug resolution ang RDC11 endorsing the creation of the Metro Davao Development Authority. Ang details nsa resolution is with NEDA 11,” Ungab said in a text message to Edge Davao.

The creation of the Metro Davao Development Authority was among the highlights of the Regional Development Council 11’s (RDC 11) Advisory Committee (AdCom) Meeting last October 25, 2019 at the Park Inn by Radisson Davao.

The committee also supported the possibility of establishing a Metropolitan Davao Development Authority (MDDA). The proposed entity will institutionalize the current role of the Metropolitan Davao Development Coordinating Committee (MDDCC), which is a special committee under the RDC 11.

The MDDCC works on inter-LGU joint effort that include among others: land use planning; tourism promotion and management; Davao Gulf coastal resource management; and joint service delivery for urban facilities and services.

The   congressmen also manifested their support to increase   Davao   Region’s   budget allocation to ensure the timely completion of major programs and projects under the current administration.   The RDC 11 endorsed   budget   proposal   for   45   agencies  amounting to P202.8 billion.  

The AdCom meeting aimed to engage the congressmen on the development efforts and   legislative   agenda of the region under the Regional Development Plan 2017–2022 Midterm Update, as well as the status of government programs and projects.