NEDA V Trains CSU, LGU Staff on Project Development Preparation

As part of the technical assistance of the National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office V (NEDA V) - Bicol Project Development Committee (BPDC) to state universities and colleges and local government units (LGUs), 40 employees from Catanduanes State University (CSU), municipal and provincial government units, and non government organization in the province, were trained on Project Development and Feasibility Study Preparation on May 22-24, 2013 at the CSU Little Theater.

NEDA taught basic concepts and principles of project feasibility study preparation such as market, technical, institutional, financial, economic, environmental, and social aspects.

According to NEDA V, the capability building activity was crafted for the teaching personnel, including the staff involved in project planning and preparation activities from the different departments and colleges and local government units, to enhance skills in preparing feasibility study and project proposals.

The participants were required to have a project concept or idea before the training. The project concepts were developed into a detailed project proposal. Consequently, each department or college and LGUs presented project proposals for possible funding in their budget or from other sources.

Four staff from NEDA V— Engr. Bert Abion, chief economic development specialist; Ms. Yole A. Palmiano, senior economic development specialist; Engr. Ellezer P. Adan, senior economic development specialist, and Ms. Agnes May B. Alta, senior economic development specialist—serve as trainers in this BPDC capability building activity.

The Project Development and Feasibility Study Preparation training is one of the joint undertakings of NEDA V, headed by Director Romeo C. Escandor, in cooperation with CSU, led by President Minerva I. Morales, in pursuing social development programs.

Catanduanes Tribune