15 Cebu towns present waste man­age­ment plans for ap­proval

Business World - - THE NATION -

THE FIRST batch of lo­cal govern­ment units (LGUs) in Cebu, com­posed of 15 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, started pre­sent­ing yes­ter­day their re­spec­tive 10-year garbage dis­posal plans to the Na­tional Solid Waste Man­age­ment Com­mis­sion (NSWMC) for as­sess­ment and ap­proval. A nine-mem­ber NSWMC panel, chaired by Com­mis­sioner Romeo Hi­dalgo, is ex­am­in­ing each pro­posal for de­fi­cien­cies and rec­om­mended re­vi­sions in ac­cor­dance with Repub­lic Act 9003, the Eco­log­i­cal Solid Waste Man­age­ment Law. The 15 LGUs are: Tabue­lan, Boljoon, San Remi­gio, Cor­dova, Tudela, So­god, Madride­jos, Car­men, Ale­gria, Pi­na­munga­jan, San Fran­cisco, Camotes, Ronda, Con­so­la­cion and Gi­nati­lan. En­vi­ron­ment Un­der­sec­re­tary Noel K. Fe­longco, in a state­ment is­sued by the Cebu pro­vin­cial govern­ment yes­ter­day, was quoted as say­ing dur­ing the de­lib­er­a­tions that LGUs usu­ally are able to de­velop a sound plan, but the prob­lem lies in the im­ple­men­ta­tion. “We are good in plan­ning. But what is more im­por­tant is that we are able to im­ple­ment it,” Mr. Fe­longco said in Filipino. The Cebu govern­ment has re­cently al­lo­cated P40 mil­lion to help towns and cities set up waste man­age­ment sys­tems. Cebu has 44 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and seven cities un­der its ju­ris­dic­tion.

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