The Regional Development Council-Central Visayas approved Friday four resolutions supporting the Tamlang Valley development project of Negros Oriental in a 3rd Quarter Full Council Meeting held at the Negros Oriental Convention Center in Dumaguete.
The RDC resolutions include: 1) Supporting the operationalization of the Tamlang Valley Management Council; 2) Reiterating the endorsement of the project concept for the Tamlang Valley in Negros Oriental as an Agro-Industrial Estate to the Department of Agriculture for support on the conduct of the feasibility study; 3) Approving the inclusion of the Tamlang Valley Sustainable Agriculture for Growth & Resiliency project in the Regional Development Investment Program 2023-2028; and 4) Encouraging regional line agencies in partnership with private sector and civil society organizations to consider implementing programs, activities and projects at Tamlang Valley as convergence initiatives in coordination with TVMC, the Project Management Office, and the DA as the focal agency.
Tamlang Valley is envisioned as the food basket of Negros Oriental and of the Central Visayas region as this will increase agricultural, livestock, and aquaculture production, provide infrastructure facilities, and capacitate farmers and communities to become productive project partners.
The Regional Development Council meets once every three months. (PIA7 NegOr)
Photo Caption: Bohol Gov. Aris Aumentado, chairperson of the Regional Development Council (at the center of the red carpet), inducts into office the members of the Tamlang Valley Management Council who will be responsible for the development of the Tamlang Valley Sustainable Agriculture for Growth & Resiliency Project. Some members include: NOCCI Executive Director John Jalandoni, DOST Provincial Head Atty. Gilbert Arbon, Provincial Planning & Development Coordinator Engr. Ingo Nash Mercado, Virgie Espante of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, NEDA Regional Director Jennifer Bretaña, DA Regional Director Angel Enriquez, DTI Regional Director Nanette Calumpang-Arbon, Board Member Ikay Villanueva, Cong. Josy Limkaichong, Gov. Chaco Sagarbarria, Cong. Chiquiting Sagarbarria, PCA Regional Manager Brendan Trasmonte, National Irrigation Administration representative, Provincial Agriculturist’s Office representative, PIA Manager Jennifer Catan-Tilos, Philippine Army 302nd IB Commander Gen. Joey Escanillas, NOCCI President Edward Du. (Photo by Eugenio Villaflores)