Expand Access to Infrastructure, Utilities & Social Services

Expand Access to Infrastructure, Utilities & Social Services – According to a policy paper authored by World Bank, infrastructure is superior to fiscal measures as attractant to investments and other economic activities. Listed as priority infrastructure are transport (roads and bridges), water supply, power and energy; and communication. In terms of the provision of basic social services, this task shall be guided by the policy that economically lagging areas shall have the priority in terms of social overhead like education and health. This tract shall improve the ability and capacity of the people to participate based on informed decisions. The economic overheador tertiary utilities and services, on the other hand, shall be prioritized for identified tourist destinations and economically advanced areas like population centers. This will allow investments to be recouped at the soonest time possible. Essentially, this shall be done in partnership with the private sector. Specific activities shall include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Construction/rehabilitation/improvement of basic infrastructure for mobility and access;sanitation and hygiene; and manufacturing, trade and commerce.
  2. Provide basic facilities and utilities according tothe domestic and industrial requirements of people and business.
  3. Deliver basic services for education, health care and shelter. Principally, elementary and secondary education; primary health care; and housing programs shall be accorded priority status.