SP OKs Coastal Mgmt Plan of CdeO

THE 19th City Council during its regular session Monday, July 12, presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy adopted a resolution approving the Integrated Coastal Management Plan (ICMP) of Cagayan de Oro City for 2020-2025.

This is pursuant to Executive Order No. 533, which mandates local government units to adopt the ICMP as a national strategy to ensure the sustainable development of the country’s coastal and marine environment and resources and establishing supporting mechanisms for its implementation. As the frontline agency, the city created a Technical Working Group (TWG) to formulate the ICMP for a well-managed and ecologically-restored and sustained coastal and marine resources and the development of a responsive and resilient coastal ecosystem.

The TWG was tasked to articulate the basic principles that will optimize and underlay the benefits of coastal development that will take into account the city’s development vision and mission. It shall propose an action and set up the institutional mechanism for the implementation of the ICM plan.

The ICMP was prepared by the city in harmony with the provisions of The Climate Change Act (RA 9729) and the global principles of Sustainable Development. It is designed to address the coastal environment problems made possible with the assistance and active support of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru Protected Areas, and Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services (PAWCZMS), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), PNP-Maritime, MARINA, Macajalar Bay Development Alliance (MBDA), Safer River Foundation of Liceo de Cagayan University, Divers of Cagayan de Oro City, among others.

Vice Mayor Uy, Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, and Councilor Zaldy O. Ocon are the proponents of the resolution.