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Strategic planning on TF cables and wires held

THE drive to clean up the city from unsightly spaghetti wires and cables is being pursued by the City Council committee on public utilities chaired by Councilor Teodulfo “Bong” Lao.

This was discussed during the Strategic Planning on Task Force Committee on cables and wires situation in Cagayan de Oro conducted by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Regional Director Teodoro D. Buenavista, Jr. in cooperation with the city government.

The Power learned that the purpose of the one-day activity was to set overall goals and to develop a plan on how to achieve them.

During the meeting, the Task Force created five committees to handle different concerns and issues.

The committee on Inventory and Investment is tasked to identify and inspect problem areas with telecommunication companies and conduct an inventory of existing signageS, among others.

Meanwhile, the committee on Standard and Design will look into ways to sustain the action plan while the committee on Retrieval is in charge of recovering the wires and find ways to sustain the orderliness of cables in electric posts.

The committees on Disposal, Public Information, and Review were also assigned specific functions and tasks to sustain the campaign.

Representatives of the Office of the Building Official, City Engineer, Roads and Traffic Administration, City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), Parasat Cable TV, Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Corporation (CEPALCO), Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP), the Philippine Association of Government Electronics Engineers (PAGE), Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters sa Pilipinas (KBP), Misamis Oriental Electric Service Cooperative (Moresco-I), Bayan Telecommunications, Inc, PLDT, Misamis Oriental Telephone Co., (Moresco), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Globe and Smart Communications and the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) were invited to attend the meeting.

The output of the planning activity and funding requirements needed for the successful campaign against dangling and messy wires and cables will be presented to Mayor Oscar Moreno.

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