The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 6 held its Coordination Meeting with the Office of the Project and Development Service- Water Supply and Sanitation Program Management Office (OPDS-WSSPMO) and Western Visayas integrated Water and Sanitation Hygiene Hub (WeV-iWaSH Hub) at Smallville 21 Hotel, Iloilo City on 29 March 2019.
The meeting commenced with the members of the RHub highlighting their experiences and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the program based on the conducted activities.
The particiapants delved deeply into improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation, monitoring, provision of Technical Assistance and reporting of DILG-funded water proejcts. Particularly, The team has brainstormed on issues and concerns that affects specific project implementation and determined courses of action to solve the issues.
For FY 2019, several capacity development activities/trainings were designed to capacitate LGUs particularly on areas of operations and maintenance of water projects, WaSH in Emergencies, project monitoring, and leadership.
Similarly, 22 LGUs are set to be profiled on its local water works systems. The results of the profiling will provide inputs for DILG to come up with policy and program intervention that will best suit the needs of these target localities.
Finally, it is expected that this year, 12 LGUs will be assisted in the preparation of their respective Municipal water and Sanitation Master Plan (formerly MW4SP/iWaSH Plan). The Plan will be tahe basis of the national government in providing financial subsidies that will be used by identified LGUs in the implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene related PPAs for FY 2020 and beyond.