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World Bank meets Mindanao contractors

Davao City (11 March) -- A team from World Bank (WB) and some Mindanao contractors meet recently here to clarify the procurement process under the Mindanao Rural Development Program 2 (MRDP2).

Carolina F. Geron, the WB Senior Operations officer along with her pool of consultants, said the activity is part of the transparency and accountability mechanisms embedded in the design of MRDP.

"The transparency mechanism is embedded to eradicate the score of corruption on government projects," Geron said.

MRDP designed to alleviate poverty in rural Mindanao is expected to pour in multimillion worth of rural infrastructures like farm-to-market roads, irrigation systems, pre/post harvest facilities, potable water systems and single lane bridges in key food production areas along with livelihood projects and environmental conservation.

To date, a frontload of infrastructure projects amounting to P1.6 billion for 125 towns which will cover over 302 km of farm-to-market roads, 37 meters of single land bridges, 150 hectares serviceable area of irrigation and 8 units of potable water systems is expected to hit the ground this year.

Geron said that MRDP follows the harmonized bidding document which stipulates procurement policy borne out of the RA 9184 or the National Procurement Law and the World Bank Procurement process.

"In MRDP, we follow the combined important aspects of the national policy as well as the procurement of the (World) Bank," she said.

Program Director Roger C. Chio said that the Department of Agriculture (DA) lauds the active involvement of the Bank particularly in institutionalizing upright policies in the procurement and implementation of government projects.

"This partnership will help the Department build its credibility to the private sectors and the public on its efforts of an honest delivery of services juxtaposed the image of corruption," Chio said.

"Aside from discussions on fund releases and accountability, we also stress on the quality of output, as infrastructures are the costliest of investments," Chio added.

He stressed that "infrastructure acts as backbone of rural productivity thus, DA puts it foremost among its various project in 2009."

Further, Chio said that meeting with contractors is a way of establishing a harmonious relationship between the private sector and the government for effective delivery of services to the community.

"The meeting will also provide a venue to hear issues, comments and recommendations of the contractors regarding the implementations of projects in MRDP 2," he said.

Meanwhile, Geron added that meeting with contractors will be a regular part of MRDP activities until its projects are all implemented. (SBManual-MRDP/PIAXI) [top]

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