DavNor reasserts role as banana capital

As the long-drawn-out issue of aerial spraying continues to heat up, the provincial development council of Davao del Norte has approved the Provincial Development and Framework Plan (PDPFP), which fortifies the position of the province as the banana capital of the country.
The plan serves as the blueprint of the future development of the province with the RDR WHEELS as vehicle. It advances the rational use of the province’s limited physical resources in meeting the needs of the present and the future generations of Dabaonons.
During its recent regular meeting at the Bulwagan ng Lalawigan presided by provincial administrator Rufo Peligro, the PDC endorsed the PDPFP to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for the approval of the members of the Provincial Board.
Atty. Bonifacio Uy, assistant regional director of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) declared, “This marks the first time in the Davao region that a PDPFP has been adopted by the PDC.”
The PDPFP is an integrated plan that merges the provincial comprehensive development plan and the provincial physical framework plan which the PDC used to separately review, adopt and endorse to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Uy also revealed during the first national review of the draft PDPFPs last September at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Manila, external planning consultants tapped by the ADB identified Davao del Norte’s draft PDPFP as a ‘model PDPFP’ among the the other provinces of the country.