Partnership sa PPP, LGU sa pagkakasa ng nat’l broadband program, binubusisi ng DICT

Partnership sa PPP, LGU sa pagkakasa ng nat’l broadband program, binubusisi ng DICT

December 6, 2022 @ 3:00 PM 2 months ago

MANILA, Philippines- Tinitingnan ng Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) ang  public-private partnerships (PPP) at koordinasyon sa  local government units (LGUs) para mapabilis ang implementasyon ng  National Broadband Program (NBP) ng gobyerno.

“We are exploring possibilities of PPPs with the private sector and also looking at partnering with the LGUs po in deploying some of this connectivity,” ayon kay DICT Secretary Ivan Uy  sa Commission on Appointments committee hearing.

Sinabi nito na maaaring pondohan ng LGUs  ang imprastraktura para sa  NBP habang maaari namang makapagbigay ang DICT  ng  bandwidth.

“We can synergize our efforts especially with respect to expenses. For instance there are many LGUs especially, the rich cities that actually have budgets for connectivity, that have budgets for Wi-Fi and we can put up matching funds that the local government can invest in the hardware and we come in and provide bandwidth for the local government,” ayon sa Kalihim.

“Prioritizing connectivity in remote areas is also one of their strategies so they can maximize their small budget for NBP,” ayon kay Uy.

“With that very small budget, we have to spend it very prudently and very, very wisely. So what we are doing is we are investing actually in the areas that would have the most profound effect on the population and these are the GIDA areas — the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas,” wika pa nito.

“Because for most of the urban areas, they can afford, the city governments…or the provincial governments can afford to provide those kinds of connectivity and so that will be a later priority. So yung mga mas nangangailangan at mas malaki po ang benepisyo don po namin inuuna,” dagdag na pahayag ni Uy. sabay sabing “So these are some of the strategic approaches that we are taking in order to maximize whatever very limited funds that we have in order to deliver digitalization.”

Binanggit ng  DICT na kailangan nila ang P100 billion para makapagbigay ng internet connectivity sa iba’t ibang lugar sa bansa.

Gayunman, sinabi ni  Uy na nakapaglaan lamang sila ng  P2.5 billion para sa 2023 bunsod ng  “very low utilization and absorptive capacity of the previous DICT leadership.”

“That is going to change significantly po this year and under the new administration the budget that has been provided will definitely be not enough. We will be able to prove that the utilization rate would be much much more in the coming years,” pahayag ni Uy. Kris Jose