Roxas and the Technical Working Group (TWG) sorted all government agencies under the NIR based on their function. “Since integrated ang mga proyekto, ang mga kalye tuloy tuloy, ang irrigasyon tuloy tuloy. Magiging coordinated ang planning dito,” Roxas said, referring to the socioeconomic development plans in the NIR.
As DILG Secretary, Roxas will ensure the development of the region by plotting the Roadmap of the NIR, starting from its Institutional Transition this 2015-2016, which includes identifying the locations of regional offices and regional councils, as well as creating a funding strategy.
To spur social and economic development of the Negros Island, Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas assured the Negrenses faster decision-making and avoidance of ‘disjointed’ planning in the newly created Negros Island Region (NIR) during a caucus in Dumaguete City on June 10, 2015.