Quadrant of Development: Infrastructure
TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD) recognizes the important role that physical infrastructure plays in contributing to economic development – it is clearly a vital prerequisite for mobilizing progress in host communities. The company, however, also believes that sustainable development is a goal that emphasizes a long-term and generational perspective that integrates economic, environmental, social and cultural dimensions. As such, as TVIRD pursues its infrastructure initiatives as one of its quadrants of development, it also considers the impact of infrastructure on other aspects of well-being. The underlying principle is that strategically-planned infrastructure can provide significant improvements to other dimensions of sustainability.
For instance, TVIRD’s participation in constructing bridges and the improvement of roads linking Canatuan to RT Lim town in the west and Siocon town in the east not only helped open economic opportunities for people in Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay. It also provided greater access to education and health services that were difficult to come by in earlier years. These infrastructures have likewise allowed for better social interaction among citizens of the Zamboanga Peninsula – a melting pot of Muslim, Subanon and Christian cultures.
TVIRD will continue building infrastructure in communities where it operates, ever mindful of its impact on all dimensions of sustainable development.