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Governor Niño Uy Advocates Comprehensive Development Plan for Metropolitan Davao

In response to the challenges posed by rapid urbanization in Davao City and the growing population in neighboring cities, including Mati City, comprehensive development planning is being advocated through the Metropolitan Davao Development Authority (MDDA).

Today, May 17, 2024, Davao Oriental Governor Niño Uy held a significant meeting with experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) XI. The consultation focused on crafting a Comprehensive and Sustainable Urban Development Master Plan for Metropolitan Davao, a critical project for the region’s future expansion.

The master plan will address various aspects such as transport management, solid waste disposal and management, flood control and sewerage management, zoning, health and sanitation, and public safety. As Chairperson of the Regional Development Council, Governor Uy emphasized the importance of collaboration with JICA and NEDA XI. He expressed gratitude not only for the establishment of physical infrastructure but also for enhancing the future prospects where every resident of Davao Oriental and the Davao Region can thrive.

Governor Uy highlighted that the region’s development direction aims to balance economic growth with environmental management, ensuring sustainable progress that benefits all community members. He hopes that Davao Oriental, particularly Mati City, will be included in the MDDA’s development plans and priorities, focusing on agri-industrialization, ecotourism, urban greening, public-private partnerships, and infrastructure development.

The Governor is optimistic that the MDDA will significantly contribute to reducing poverty and providing new opportunities for the region’s people.

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