P 300B Davao 'development menu' bared
The City Government of Davao together with the Japan International Cooperating Agency (JICA) has bared a ‘development menu’ consisting of a list of major infrastructure projects, worth 300-billion, that can be implemented in the next 30 years.
The Davao City Infrastructure Development Plan and Capacity Building project for the Infrastructure Modernization for Davao or IM4Davao 2045 is an infrastructure plan that will serbe as a guide for investors and funding agencies.
The plan is ‘in tune’ with Mayor Inday Sara Duterte’s 10-point agenda under the Byaheng DO30 Plan.
The priority projects contained in the plan include highway network, public transport, wastewater management, solid waste management, environmental management, and planning and implementation capacity.
Midterm projects (2023-2030) include the extension of the Diversion Road to Toril; construction of the Davao Riverside Boulevard; and construction of secondary roads.
Long-term projects (2031-2045) include the construction of Buhangin-Bunawan Bypass Road; construction of Talomo-Calinan Bypass Road; and construction of more secondary roads.
The IM4Davao 2045 was presented by JICA to various stakeholders and agencies at the Marco Polo Hotel yesterday.
As it is expected to improve Davao City’s urbanization, it is also seen to upgrade the city’s competitiveness and its resiliency and capacity to respond to disasters and climate change-related incidents.
Davao City Mayor Inday Sara said the road to development may be long and there’s a lot of work to be done, but with the help of every Dabawenyo, the vision of a progressive city will be achieved.
“With these plans crafted in consultation with Davaoeños from all walks of life, we are confident that the implementation of these plans will lead to a more sustainable, progressive, environmentally-friendly Davao City by 2045,” the mayor said. CIO