Media Statement from PMNEC Secretary Ivan Pomaleu

This is to inform the General Public that the Office of the Prime Minister will not entertain any unsolicited Project Proposal Submissions and related Documents for his endorsement.

All project proponents are advised that Project Proposal Submissions and Bids must in the first instance follow Government processes and procedures in close consultation with appropriate line Agencies responsible for implementing these projects, for proper vetting and clearance.

In the case of Roads, Bridges and Building Construction Projects, all Project Submissions must be submitted to the Department of Works and Implementation for technical clearances.

Note that National and Line Agencies of Government, including Sub-National Authorities (Provincial Governments and District Development Authorities) prepare formal Project Submission to the Department of National Planning and Monitoring (DNPM) seeking funding with accompanying technical information from line Agencies.

DNPM will carry out Project Appraisal for all Project Submissions brought to its attention for implementation through the Public Investment Program.

This is to ensure that Project Proposals are properly crafted and public monies accounted for in a transparent manner.