A total of 80 participants are trained on Local Road Asset Management (LRAM) in line with the increasing roads and road network that requires an efficient management system given the growing infrastructure development in the region, said DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)'s Regional Director Marlo Iringan.
“We encourage our local governments in the region to practice good local road management, not only to ensure that local road assets are functioning but for our local road users to be satisfied with our road service delivery,” he said.
He explained that the said the training aimed to capacitate the participants on the principles and processes of LRAM which involves planning, prioritizing, and sustainably managing the local road network in consideration of the envisioned socio-economic development of the local government units (LGUs).
Further, Iringan reiterated the importance of LRAM that LGUs should manage their road assets by recording them properly in their respective book of accounts.
Meanwhile, Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) Regional Coordinator Angeline Castro said that the LRAM training will be helpful in the preparation and enhancement of the local government’s Local Road Network Development Plan (LRNDP) for 2021-2025.
The training was attended by the department heads or a senior level officer of the Planning and Development Office (PDO), Accounting Office, General Services Office (GSO), Engineering Office (EO), Assessor’s Office (AO), and Internal Audit Unit (IAU), Technical Working Group of the Local Road Management Team (LRMT) from the six provinces and CMGP focal persons and engineers.