Mayor Rama supports move for sustainable environmental Metro Cebu!
(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama supports the move of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated and other various stakeholders for sustainable environmental Metropolitan Cebu with its 2050 Vision dubbed as, ''Mega Cebu: Making W.A.V.E.S. (Wholesome, Advanced, Vibrant, Equitable and Sustainable''.
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Amidst his hectic schedule, Mayor Rama spent more than three hours in attending the 3rdAnniversary of Mega Cebu last April 15, 2014 Tuesday held at the Eduardo Aboitiz Plenary Hall, Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI) Building along Lopez Jaena Street in Barangay Parian, this city.
"We are moving towards the right direction with our 2050 Vision," Mayor Rama underscored, adding that we have to be awake to make that dream a reality and that whether we reach in the year 2050 or not we can proudly say that during our lifetime we did what we ought to do.
The People’s Mayor who is also the co-chairman of MCDCB further said that enough for being masteral of criticism and doctorate of fault-finding and what is important is the clear direction from where we’ve been and where we are going.
He said, let us work together to achieve the Mega Cebu 2050 Vision, and he cited that coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success, for together we can make the best things happen.
Mr. Roberto Aboitiz, Co-chair of MCDCB also shared that, "Results follow where efforts is applied, we have great opportunity to move forward to Dream Big, Decide and Implement.''
Meanwhile, the MCDCB was created based on Republic Act 7160 of the Local Government Code of the Philippines and the Regional Development Council 7 Resolution Number 10 Series of 2011.
It is composed with 13 Local Government Units such as the Cities of Carcar, Cebu, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay, and the Municipalities of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, and San Fernando, as well as the Provincial Government of Cebu. The representative from the Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organizations also comprises the structure.
The group aims to have a comprehensive concept for an environmentally sustainable urban development in Metro Cebu and extract major development challenges to realize its 2050 Vision of having a progressive, sustainable, competitive and livable place to live for the next generation.(By: GreggyJiggs P. Senados,PIO Staff)