The Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD), with its effort to solidify partnership with its national counterpart, will be signing a Cooperation Agreement (CA) with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) at the Bajau Hall, Office of the Chief Minister, Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City, on July 15, 2021.

Overviews of the agreement will be expressed, one in the context of MHSD by Director General Esmael W. Ebrahim, and the other in the context of DHSUD by Deputy Secretary Atty. Marilyn M. Pintor.

The signing of the agreement will be between the MHSD, led by Deputy Minister Atty. Jose I. Lorena who is to represent Minister Hamid Aminoddin D. Barra, and DHSUD, represented by Secretary Eduardo D. Del Rosario.

“The Organic Law prescribes that the National Government should extend assistance to the Bangsamoro Government on capacity building and training programs, thus we have this activity”, said Abdulhamid C. Alawi, Jr., Chief of the Policy Development and Coordination Division of MHSD.

“We are elated by this gesture of DHSUD. The agreement will expedite MHSD’s adoption of core policies and best practices from DHSUD so that we may customize them for our constituents in the Bangsamoro,” added Chief Alawi.