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Ormoc’s comprehensive land use plan gets approval

TACLOBAN CITY – The approval by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) of Ormoc City’s comprehensive land use and development plan (CLUP) will, accordingly, lead the city in the right direction of progress.

According to City Mayor Richard I. Gomez, the said 10-year plan from 2017 to 2027 will become the city’s development bible.

In addition, Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario has also approved Southern Leyte’s 2019-2029 Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP).

It was found out that Ormoc City and Southern Leyte were the first local government units to have presented their development plans to DHSUD since its creation in 2019.

Accordingly, the CLUP will serve as Ormoc’s basis of land resource utilization in addressing urban congestion, housing, road and waterway projects, and industrialization, among others.

Del Rosario commended Mayor Gomez and his staff for a job well done, knowing full well that the approved CLUP will significantly impact the way the city will look and function, dictate the kind of environment the people will live in, and shape the future of Ormocanons.

Gomez, on the other hand, said they are now waiting for guidance in the implementation of the CLUP.

Meanwhile, Southern Leyte’s PDPFP will also serve as the foundation of the province’s overall development and will act as the blueprint of its land-use plans.

Secretary Del Rosario shared that they have found the said province’s PDPFP compliant with the national standards and guidelines, which eventually led to its approval. Republic Act 11201 mandates DHSUD to monitor, review, and approve CLUPs or PPFPs of local government units to ensure their compliance with national planning standards and guidelines. By Marie Tonette Marticio

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