MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 8 (PIA) -- The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) met with key officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on July 4, 2019 to present their final report on the Comprehensive Capacity Development Project (CCDP) for the Bangsamoro.
CCDP is a JICA project implemented from July 2013 to July 2019.
It sought to help improve the system and institution of the new autonomous Bangsamoro region and upgrade its human resources capacity.
It also aimed to reduce the poverty rate in the region, especially in conflict-affected areas.
CCDP was composed of three components: governance, public service delivery and community development, and economic enhancement.
One of its projects was the Revenue Enhancement Assistance for LGUs (REAL) in ARMM which helped improve the revenue generation in the region.
"We assure you that your sacrifices and the taxpayers' money will not be put into waste. It will enhance many of the programs that we tend to implement," Minister Naguib Sinarimbo of the local government ministry told JICA officials.
Among the BARMM officials who attended the meeting were Executive Secretary Esmael Pasigan, Assistant Executive Secretary Abdullah Cusain, Cabinet Secretary Asnin Pendatun, and others. (BARMM/PIA10)