Oro’s plans should be above standard - Nacaya

COUNCILOR Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, chair of the City Council committee on planning and development, said the city should push for what is beyond the minimum requirement set by law in planning for the city’s Flood Contingency Plan, Local Climate Change Action Plan (2017 to 2019), the five-year Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan, and the Cagayan de Oro Local Shelter Plan.

During discussions last week with CDRRMO overseer Col. Mario Verner Monsanto and OIC Allan Porcadilla, City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Isidro Borja, and other concerned offices, the councilor stressed that these plans should not only be drafted to comply with Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) but should be implementable and aligned with the city’s long term plan.

He said these short term plans will be used as inputs by consultants who will be hired to help draft the 50-year plan of the city.

“If the city has a good input, then a good output can be expected,” he cited.

Councilor Nacaya said his desire is for the city to have a 50-year plan as a legacy to the next generations.

“All these plans are components of the 50-year plan. We need to push for what is beyond standard,” he stressed.

Councilor Nacaya said the city should follow the example of Dubai, which was planned 47 years ago. Its 50-year plan will be complete by 2020, Nacaya cited.