The Regional Development Council (RDC) XI approved the Davao Region Industry Cluster Roadmap (DR-ICR), Updated Action Plans, 2020-2030 for implementation, during its 3rd Quarter CY 2020 Meeting via videoconference on September 16, 2020.
The industry clustering strategy, which is Davao Region’s development platform in the promotion of exports, generation of investments, creation of jobs and agro-industrialization, was put into writing in 2014 with the formulation of the DR-ICR, 2014-2030. This was anchored on the Davao Regional Development Plan (DRDP), 2014-2016 Update and the successor DRDP, 2017-2022, specifically under the Chapters on Expanding Opportunities in Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry, and Industry and Services through Trabaho at Negosyo.
The updated Roadmap contains the enhanced action plans and revalidated 2022 & 2030 targets of the Region’s 15 priority industry clusters, namely Abaca, Banana, Bangus, Cacao, Coconut, Durian, ICT, Livestock and Poultry, Mango, Mining, Renewable Energy, Rice, Seaweed, Tourism, and Wood, to be implemented from 2020 to 2030. Said document incorporates changes in the Region’s environment and other developments, as well as, the updated targets in the DRDP, 2017-2022 Midterm Update and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The DR-ICR, Updated Action Plans, 2020-2030 shall set the direction of the Clusters in realizing the Region’s gainful participation in the ASEAN Economic Community, as well as, the opportunities to participate in the global value chains which would enable the Region to access wider markets, better technologies and positive spillovers from other actors in the chain.
Lorenz Lumen, NEDA XI
Photo by NEDA XI