GENERAL SANTOS (GenSan) City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Nov. 27 for the city’s inclusion in the agency’s Cities Development Initiative (CDI). Under the program, USAID works with city governments outside Metro Manila for inclusive, sustainable, and resilient growth.

Under the partnership for Growth, USAID is working to strengthen the economic competitiveness and resilience of secondary and tertiary cities outside of Metro Manila through the Cities Development Initiative (CDI). CDI seeks to advance the development of secondary and tertiary cities as engines of growth that is inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and resilient.  General Santos City is chosen as one of CDI partner cities in the Philippines.

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