The Road Leveraging Linkages for Industry and Trade (ROLL IT) Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) composed of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) R02, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) R02, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) R02 and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) convened on 20 February 2018 at the DTI – NERBAC Conference Room to review and check the completeness of supporting documents of road project proposals submitted for inclusion in FY 2019 Budget Proposal. The process is undertaken as required in the ROLL IT Guidelines before the projects are endorsed by the Regional Development Council (RDC).
The PCCI was represented by Dr. Samuel Garcia, President of PCCI-Cagayan Chapter and Mr. Cloyd Velasco, Governor of PCCI-Region 02.
The ROLL IT is a DTI-DPWH Convergence Program which started in 2017. Fourteen projects from Region 02 amounting to over 500 million were funded in the GAA 2018. To date, there are over 150 proposals already submitted from across Region 02 for inclusion in FY 2019 Budget Proposal.