The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) continues to implement Potable Water Supply Projects under the Grassroots Participatory Planning and Budgeting Process (GPPBP) for FY 2014. A seminar-workshop was conducted by DILG Region III in coordination with the Office of Project Development Services – Water Supply and Sanitation Unit (OPDS-WSSU) and the Central Luzon WatSan Hub on November 25-28, 2014 at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

   The activity was attended by 39 participants composed of DILG Regional Focal Persons and LGU Representatives particularly the MPDCs, Municipal Engineers and Engineering Staff ) from the 12 municipalities of Regions II and III. It allowed participants to acquire practical skills on the engineering design and standards in preparing and reviewing the detailed engineering design (DED) of their water supply systems; impart knowledge and understanding on the different phases and aspects in the utilization, liquidation, and reporting system for projects fund management; and establish strategies and draft catch-up plans for fast-tracking of project implementation.

   On his message, CDD Chief Martin Porres B. Moral specified that the topics to be discussed shall be very beneficial in enhancing their technical capacities to ensure the timely release of their second tranche funds for an effective and efficient implementation of potable water supply projects.

During the simulation exercise, participants prepared a draft engineering design (pipe layout using e-panet for each proposal based on their proposed project. To achieve another output of the activity, each LGU team crafted their action plan for the proposed potable water supply project. Said plan included their activities starting from the implementation phase up to the post implementation phase along with the corresponding timeframe and personnel in-charge for each task.