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Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP)
Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) for Road Repair, Rehabilitation, and Improvement (formerly KALSADA) is a partnership program between the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for Provincial Local Government Units in response to the needed infrastructure support, as well as reforms in local roads management (LRM) and public financial management (PFM).
“People and goods need to move across borders on time and at low cost”
Poor local roads make it expensive to move people and goods, hurting competitiveness and preventing our full potential for sustained economic growth.
The poor condition of local roads is a result of low investment by the LGUs as the responsibility of local road management was devolved (Local Government Code of 1991) without appropriate transfer of capacities and resources to take care of its local road network.
In line with the economic agenda of the present Administration which highlights the importance of a reliable road network, the Program is designed to contribute to a robust and competitive national economy. CMGP aims to improve the state of local roads, and connect these to national road networks. This will enhance local and regional productivity easing out value chain bottlenecks in agriculture, tourism and manufacturing.