NEDA Region 5 conducted the fifth provincial consultation on the updating of the Bicol Regional Development Plan. The consultation in Albay was held on July 3 at the NEDA regional office in LegazpiCity.
NRO 5 RD Romeo Escandor gave the rationale of the consultation and encouraged the participants to provide substantial inputs for the updating of the RDP. Governor Joey Salceda expressed Albay’s vision of becoming the most livable province in the country and the next California in 30 years. He presented specific programs and projects for inclusion in the Bicol RDP.
The newly elected mayors of Tabaco City, Ligao City, Guinobatan, Libon, and Pioduran attended the consultation. Other participants were from provincial department offices, private sector and civil society organizations, academe, and the media.