The NEDA Regional Office in Caraga will launch its Regional Development Plan (RDP) for 2017-2022 in the municipality of Dinagat, province of Dinagat Islands on Wednesday, July 19.
The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) approved and adopted the RDP through RDC Resolution No. 8, series of 2017 during its Full Council meeting on March 2.
The RDP is anchored on the 0-10 point Socioeconomic Agenda of the Duterte administration, which is geared towards realizing AmBisyon Natin 2040. In the short-term, the RDP will lay down the foundation for inclusive growth, a high trust society and a globally competitive knowledge economy at the regional level by 2022.
By 2022, Caraga aims to become the “Fishery, Agro-Forestry, Mineral, and Eco-tourism Center of the Country.” This is by developing the region’s abundant resources in fishery, agriculture, forestry, mining, and eco-tourism. These sectors are the growth drivers of Caraga’s economy that also generates employment for the region. Improving the productivity of these sectors will result to employment creation and poverty reduction.