The three-day program primarily aimed to produce a joint workplan that reflects the city’s main priorities and activities in relation to traffic & transportation, as well as how the Project can provide appropriate support, especially on the transition to low carbon urban transport. For the first day, the objectives were to set context at different scales (e.g., local to national, and global), identify and prioritize issues, establish goals and objectives, and begin developing an actual workplan with activities and requisites. On the second day, the group went on to flesh out the workplan with more detail on specific activities, indicative budget, and responsible persons. Finally, on the third day, the resulting workplan was presented to the participants, and a targeted discussion on the next steps for 2020, including a discussion on the LGU’s Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) was carried out.
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LCT Project Convenes Transport Sector Stakeholders in Iloilo City to Plan Way Forward
The Promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transport in the Philippines Project convened a workplanning meeting in Iloilo City on 18-20 February 2020. Participants were representatives from relevant local organizations including the City Government (i.e., Public Safety Transportation Management Office, City Planning and Development Office, City Environment), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region VI, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Region VI, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Region VI, and the DOTr. Experts from academic institutions University of San Agustin (USA), UP-Visayas (UPV) were also invited. A unique feature of this project workplanning is that representatives from several transport associations were also invited, and the Secretary-General of Iloilo City Alliance of Drivers Association (ICADA) also led a discussion on the perspective of transport associations. The Project team from UNDP and the DOTr facilitated the discussion.