LIST: 74 provinces qualify for P6.5-B budget on road rehab

Aika Rey
LIST: 74 provinces qualify for P6.5-B budget on road rehab
(UPDATED) Check whether your province will be upgrading parts of your provincial road network here.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Seventy-four provinces are eligible to propose provincial road projects for rehabilitation, improvement, and upgrading in 2016 through the KALSADA program.

KALSADA, or Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan at Daan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran, is the performance-based devolution program recently launched by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to institutionalize good governance practices for local government units with respect to local road management.

The program will rehabilitate and upgrade provincial road networks and transfer these assets permanently to provincial governments for maintenance.

Under the program, which was approved as part of the the 2016 General Appropriations Act, the national government will spend P6.5 billion ($138.71 million), the DBM said. Funds will be downloaded through the Local Government Support Fund. (READ: DBM allots P6.5B for road projects in 2016)

Of the 81 provinces, only Misamis Oriental, Davao Occidental, and provinces within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were not qualified to join the KALSADA program, according to a list obtained from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Budget chief Florencio Abad said qualified provinces have not only met good governance standards and social development benchmarks, but have also established monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. (READ: PH gov’t to spend P6.5B to upgrade provincial roads in 2016)

Of the 216,016-kilometer road network in the Philippines, provincial governments maintain about 32,000 km of roads. See the list below to know which provinces are eligible to propose road projects through the KALSADA program:

74 PROVINCES ELIGIBLE FOR THE KALSADA PROGRAM

(Source: Office of Project Development Services, DILG)

  REGION PROVINCE   REGION PROVINCE
1 CAR ABRA 38 V SORSOGON
2 CAR APAYAO 39 VI AKLAN
3 CAR BENGUET 40 VI ANTIQUE
4 CAR IFUGAO 41 VI CAPIZ
5 CAR KALINGA 42 VI GUIMARAS
6 CAR MT PROVINCE 43 VI ILOILO
7 I ILOCOS NORTE 44 NIR NEGROS OCC
8 I ILOCOS SUR 45 VII BOHOL
9 I LA UNION 46 VII SIQUIJOR
10 I PANGASINAN 47 VII CEBU
11 II BATANES 48 NIR NEGROS ORIENTAL
12 II CAGAYAN 49 VIII BILIRAN
13 II ISABELA 50 VIII EASTERN SAMAR
14 II NUEVA VIZCAYA 51 VIII LEYTE
15 II QUIRINO 52 VIII NORTHERN SAMAR
16 III AURORA 53 VIII SOUTHERN LEYTE
17 III BATAAN 54 VIII WESTERN SAMAR/SAMAR
18 III BULACAN 55 IX ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE
19 III NUEVA ECIJA 56 IX ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
20 III PAMPANGA 57 IX ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY
21 III TARLAC 58 X BUKIDNON
22 III ZAMBALES 59 X CAMIGUIN ISLAND
23 IV-A BATANGAS 60 X LANAO DEL NORTE
24 IV-A CAVITE 61 X MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL
25 IV-A LAGUNA 62 XI COMPOSTELA VALLEY
26 IV-A QUEZON 63 XI DAVAO DEL NORTE
27 IV-A RIZAL 64 XI DAVAO DEL SUR
28 IV-B MARINDUQUE 65 XI DAVAO ORIENTAL
29 IV-B MINDORO OCC 66 XII NORTH COTABATO
30 IV-B MINDORO OR 67 XII SARANGANI
31 IV-B PALAWAN 68 XII SOUTH COTABATO
32 IV-B ROMBLON 69 XII SULTAN KUDARAT
33 V ALBAY 70 CARAGA AGUSAN DEL NORTE
34 V CAMARINES NORTE 71 CARAGA AGUSAN DEL SUR
35 V CAMARINES SUR 72 CARAGA DINAGAT ISLAND
36 V CATANDUANES 73 CARAGA SURIGAO DEL NORTE
37 V MASBATE 74 CARAGA SURIGAO DEL SUR

Approved projects

 

Abad said the program will also develop the Provincial Road Network Development Plan (PRNDP) for each province and promote the use of an online open data portal as a mechanism for monitoring and evaluating provincial roads.

In partnership with the World Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the government has created a system that uses geo-tagging for reporting on the status of the projects. This can be accessed from the OpenRoads portal.

147 road projects have been approved so far, from 53 provinces. See the list below to find out if your province will be upgrading parts of your road network:

Through the OpenRoads portal, the public can check online which roads have been selected for rehabilitation or upgrading and track the progress of the road project from start to completion.

The portal contains the uploaded provincial road network maps, as well as other road projects. Soon, videos of the conditions of priority roads before, during, and after the implementation of KALSADA will also be uploaded. – Rappler.com

Is your province among those qualified for the Kalsada program? What roads do you think should be funded through the project? Let us know. Take photos, turn on precise location settings and tweet using #OpenRoads! 

Help us check if existing road projects are being implemented right. Take photos of project billboards and send them to us by tweeting #OpenRoads. 

Learn more about how you can help improve road conditions in the Philippines:

The #OpenRoads campaign is done in partnership with the World Bank Group.

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Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.