5th Private Sector Representatives confab slated-A A +A
Thursday, July 17, 2014
MORE than 200 delegates from different parts of the country are expected to participate in the 5th RDC Private Sector Representatives’ (PSRs) National Convention on August 13-15 in Diversion21 Hotel, Benigno Aquino Drive, Iloilo City.
The Regional Development Council VI (RDC VI) is hosting the three-day national convention in Iloilo City with this year’s theme “PSRs: RDCs’ Crucial Partners in the Pursuit of Inclusive Growth and Job Creation.”
RDC VI has National Economic Development Authority (Neda)-Western Visayas Director Lory Ann Bacal as officer-in-charge pending the appointment of the RDC-Western Visayas chairman.
Neda said the convention is intended to strengthen the role of the private sector representatives in the RDC, particularly in getting their full support and cooperation in the implementation of the Updated Philippine Development Plan and the Updated Regional Development Plan for 2011-2016.
Pursuant to Executive Order 325, the private sector representatives comprise one-fourth of the membership of the fully constituted RDC.
Given the important role of the private sector in regional development, Executive Order 325 specifically promotes their active participation in regional planning, investment programming, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
The convention is also expected to showcase the Ilonggo cuisines and attractions, including the recent public and private infrastructure developments in Iloilo City. (LCP)