SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 22 (PIA) — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Region 1 recently turned over cash assistance to Ilocos town for its safe closure and rehabilitation of disposal facility.
On May 6, EMB-1 Regional Director Maria Dorica Naz-Hipe handed P3,819,614.74 worth of check to Mayor Fidel A. Cimatu, Jr. of Bangui town in Ilocos Norte.
“Bangui was identified by the National Solid Waste Management Commission as one of the recipients of the support fund because it is compliant with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000,” said Hipe.
She added, “The local government also has an approved 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan.”
For his part, Cimatu expressed his gratitude to the EMB for the said assistance.
“I commit to work with the barangay captains and officials to properly manage the solid wastes in Bangui, and to make our town the cleanest in the Philippines,” Cimatu said.
EMB-1 vowed to continue supporting and providing technical assistance to the environmental programs and projects of Bangui.
Aside from Bangui, five municipalities are about to receive the same financial support this year to include Badoc, Solsona, and Marcos, all in Ilocos Norte and towns of San Esteban and Sta. Lucia, both in Ilocos Sur.
In 2018, the cities of Laoag and Batac, also from Ilocos Norte received the same financial assistance for the safe closure and rehabilitation of their disposal sites. (JNPD/PIA La Union)
Source: PIA Feed