Project Title & Location
DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE IWAHIG PENAL COLONY
Iwahig, Puerto Princesa
IWAHIG PENAL COLONY INTER-AGENCY STUDY COMMITTEE
Orient Integrated Development Consultants, Inc.
- Land Use Planning
- Physical Planning
The Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm has an area of 28,770 hectares. Besides being a Penal colony, Iwahig serves a major role in preserving a rich source of natural resources of the country.
On 24 March 1995 President Fidel V. Ramos issued Executive Order No. 167 creating the Iwahig Penal Colony Inter-Agency Study Committee (IPCIASC) in recognition of the resource development potential of the Iwahig Penal Colony. The Committee is tasked to conduct a comprehensive study of the potentials of the area, examine all possible ways of utilizing these potentials, develop socio-economic enterprises and determine the feasibility of power generation within environmentally acceptable standards. The Committee is enjoined to get the participation of local government in preparing the development plan for the area with the cooperation of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development.
An assessment of the existing resources to determine the potentials of the Colony, especially for increased economic activities has largely influenced the determination of the limited resources which require protection or preservation. The preparation of a general land use plan for the area is made consistent with the city's land use plan, the policy guidelines and land management schemes for the different zones within, and based on the formulated land use plan and policies, establish short and long-term programs and projects for the area.