According to Mr. Samson C. Nerves, Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO), the purpose of the said orientation is to formulate a Work Program on Forest Development in relation to the Climate Change for the year 2013 to 2015.
He also said that the GIZ development assistance is more on capability building on Forest Management with Geographic Information System (GIS).
“There will be training of trainors on GIS for priority areas like the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Guiuan, Llorente, Can-avid and the City of Borongan which are the priorities, being the Eco-towns “, Nieves said.
However, it was necessary that the technical staff of the Provincial Government be trained ahead of the LGUs, as recommended by Department heads, he said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bernd Markus Liss, GIZ Program Manager, Manila assured the province that they will support the capability building, hardware related to information technology and financial support.