Smart, sustainable community pilot in Samar 2023

In an effort to enhance services through digitalization, the province of Samar has been designated as one of the program’s pilot areas in Eastern Visayas.

Ernesto Granada, regional director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for Eastern Visayas, stated that the program has been expanded from a few designated communities to provinces.

“Technology can be used to address the requirements of communities. Granada stated in an interview on Friday that communities will be consulted to develop technological solutions to their problems.

Sharee Ann Tan, governor of Samar, said in a statement that the initiative would prioritize Catbalogan and Calbayog by developing local industries with DOST’s technological assistance.

“This is a method for coordinating our endeavor with national government agencies. We will collaborate with our state universities because they have the necessary knowledge and can assist us. We will not simply labor diligently. We will be working wisely. “Programs that are supported by research from our local universities are effective,” Tan said.

DOST will help local governments create science, technology, and innovation plans.

The initiatives aim to achieve governance and business efficiency, environmental sustainability, health and wellness, quality of life, economic development, enhanced public safety, and enhanced mobility.

In terms of economic development, this area’s outcomes could include an increase in employment opportunities, a decrease in processing periods for business permits, and an increase in the skill levels of the local labor force.

In terms of environmental quality, the program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower environmental contaminant levels, preserve or restore habitats, and ensure proper solid waste management.

Using science, technology, and innovation to improve urban and regional life, the Department of Science and Technology seeks to address urban and regional life challenges.

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