Region XI guide for 2011 national public investment program gets nod
Davao City (24 March) -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Davao Region approved the guidelines for the preparation of the calendar year (CY) 2011 Annual Investment Program (AIP) during its meeting on 2 March 2010 at the NEDA-RDC XI Center, Bangkal, Davao City.
The guidelines adopted by RDC XI shall ensure the timely preparation and meaningful review of the proposed CY 2011 AIP. RDC XI's call for the preparation of the CY 2011 Annual Investment Program (AIP) by all agency regional offices (AROs), state colleges and universities (SUCs) and special development authorities (SDAs) in Davao Region. This is in line with the functions of the RDC as the highest policymaking body in the region, to ensure implementation of development plan of the region.
NEDA XI regional director Maria Lourdes Lim stressed that the proposed CY 2011 AIP contains the public investments of the National Government necessary to achieve the region's targeted growth and development for the year. Its preparation is a prelude to the annual budget preparation exercise by the AROs, SUCs and SDAs and the corresponding budgeting review process undertaken by RDC XI every year.
Director Lim emphasized that the annual investment programming exercise is pursuant to Executive Order No. 325 entitled, "Reorganization of the Regional Development Councils," which provides that the RDC shall review, prioritize, and endorse to the National Government the annual and multi-year sectoral investment programs of the regions for funding and implementation, as well as, the review and endorsement to the National Government of the annual budgets of AROs, SUCs and SDAs. She also cited Memorandum Circular No. 54, series of 2004, issued by the Office of the President which calls on the RDCs to strengthen their function on the review and endorsement of the National Government's budget.
The AIP preparation guidelines is part of the RDC XI's continuing desire to achieve greater synchronicity in planning, investment programming, and budgeting, and the active involvement of the LGUs in the determination of programs, activities and projects that the National Government plans to implement in their areas. (PIA) [top]