Tuguegarao City, March 12, 2019 – The Department of the Interior and Local Government-Regional Office 02 (DILG-R02), in partnership with the DILG Cagayan Provincial Office, conducted the Project Readiness: Training-Workshop on Detailed Engineering Design (DED) Preparation for FY 2019 Locally-Funded Projects (LFPs) on Potable Water, Rainwater Catchment and Sanitation last January 22-25, 2019 at the Crown Pavilion in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. Twenty-three (23) Local Government Units (LGUs) with SALINTUBIG and Assistance to Municipalities (AM) Program Water Projects were invited to participate in the said activity. This initiative was conducted to capacitate LGUs to be shovel-ready for project implementation and to further strengthen their capability in infrastructure development planning.
LGUs from the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya were represented by their Municipal Engineers (MEs) and staff and Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators (MPDCs).
The activity was facilitated by the Regional Coordination Team of the Regional Project Management Office (RPMO). The pool of resource persons was composed of experts from the Office of the Project Development Services (OPDS) of the DILG-Central Office (DILG-CO), Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office 02, and the Project Development and Monitoring Unit (PDMU) Engineers of the RPMO.
The training was the first of the two schools that was programmed for all recipient LGUs under the FY 2019 Assistance to Municipalities (AM) and SALINTUBIG Programs. The first school focused on Locally-Funded Projects (LFPs) on Potable Water, Rainwater Catchment and Sanitation.
The series of workshops provided the participants with hands-on experience on engineering applications needed in the preparation of Detailed Engineering Designs (DEDs) for the water projects. The DEDs also served as the completion requirement of the four-day training, to measure the participants’ appreciation and aptitude in the use of these engineering software that are indispensable during the planning process.