Ex-DENR chief eyes ‘green project’ in Zamboanga City

Business World - - THENATION - Al­bert F. Ar­cilla

EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL AC­TIVIST Regina Paz L. Lopez, who pre­vi­ously served as sec­re­tary of the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources (DENR), is plan­ning to in­vest in a project in Zamboanga City that would help to­wards de­vel­op­ing a “green econ­omy.” “I want to do some­thing in Zamboanga,” Ms. Lopez told the lo­cal me­dia here in a press con­fer­ence on the side­lines of the on­go­ing Na­tional Youth Day 2017. “If a place has the po­ten­tial, it just needs a lit­tle mar­ket­ing then it will boom,” she said, adding that “as long as the com­mu­nity com­mits to value the en­vi­ron­ment.” Ms. Lopez also said that she can lobby busi­ness groups to con­sider en­vi­ron­ment-re­lated in­vest­ments into the city. —

A TRA­DI­TIONAL dance per­for­mance dur­ing Mon­day’s open­ing of the five-day Na­tional Youth Day 2017 hosted by Zamboanga City.

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