fmp execs project issues 600x367FMB technical committee members in sessionVisayas Ave., Quezon City ― Forestland Management Project (FMP) executives tackled Project implementation status, issues and concerns in relation to its overall targets during its first Project Technical Committee (PTC) meeting held last 30 July 2015 at the Forest Management Bureau (FMB).

Attended by Director Ricardo Calderon and Director Edwin G. Domingo, chair and vice-chair of PTC respectively, as well as representatives from various bureaus and offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the meeting addressed issues on completion of watershed characterization reports, submission of Land Tenure Instrument (LTI) applications, conduct of site development activities and impact of DENR Rationalization Plan to the Project, among others.

The PTC was created under the DENR Special Order No. 2015-151 or the “Institutional Arrangements for the Management and Implementation of FMP” dated 6 March 2015 to recommend plan of actions and policy issuances relative to Project implementation.

Several recommendations meant to make project operations efficient transpired during discussions. These included creation of multi-disciplinary team in the conduct of assessment on the use of dipterocarp wildlings as source of planting materials for the establishment of reforestation areas, possible acquisition instead of construction of bunkhouse of People’s Organization, provision of additional funds for improvement of Field Implementing Units buildings, and facilitation of mentoring and proper turn-over of knowledge assets to newly-hired personnel. #

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