The NEDA2, as the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) secretariat, oriented the members of the LPMCs of Batanes on the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) and Project Development on May 10, 2023 in Basco, Batanes. This activity enhanced the knowledge of participants on the fundamentals of RPMES to include the scope and framework, functions and responsibilities of LPMC members, monitoring guide and problem-solving process.

The session on Project Development discussed project preparation concepts and the major programs and projects of the province for possible funding from 2023-2028. The activity also served as an avenue for LPMCs to share their practices in monitoring and coordinating with project implementers and contractors.

PPDC Marissa B. Antonio concluded the event by expressing her gratitude to the NEDA2 for the technical assistance provided and to all the LPMCs for their active participation. With the knowledge gained, she encouraged the LPMCs to establish stronger linkage with other stakeholders on project monitoring to improve their functionality as a monitoring committee. The Batanes LPMCs requested NEDA2 to organize more planning sessions with them to develop high-impact project proposals for funding by the government and through public-private partnership.

The activity was attended by 40 participants from the Local Project Monitoring Committees of the municipalities of  Basco, Sabtang, Uyugan, Ivana and Mahatao. This was facilitated by the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) and the Project Development and Investment Programming and Budgeting Division (PDIPBD) staff of NEDA 2.# NEDA2-PMED