TeamRa­mawants re­view of projects

INAYAWAN LAND­FILL

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - REPORTER JOSE SANTINO S. BU­NA­CHITA

The Barug Team Rama bloc of the Cebu City Coun­cil called for a re­view of the six projects for the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and re­me­di­a­tion of the Inayawan land­fill worth P52.4 mil­lion.

They ze­roed in on the P35.1-mil­lion al­lo­ca­tion to build a perime­ter fence around the land­fill.

Coun­cilor Joel Gar­gan­era said they were made to be­lieve that the fence is in­tended for the en­tire 15.4hectare land­fill area.

“But now, they say it’s just for the five hectares?” said Gar­gan­era, who used to head the coun­cil’s com­mit­tee on en­vi­ron­ment.

Coun­cilor Ed­uardo Rama Jr. said the fence was meant to ad­dress part of the no­tice of vi­o­la­tion is- sued by the En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Bu­reau (EMB) 7 which said the land­fill did not have a perime­ter fence.

“We will give them the ben­e­fit of the doubt. Maybe they are just mis­quot­ing them­selves. But if it is re­ally only for the five hectares, then we will ask for a re­view be­cause that’s not what we un­der­stood,” said Coun­cilor James An­thony Cuenco, coun­cil mi­nor­ity floor leader.

Sought for com­ment, Coun­cilor Eu­ge­nio Gabuya Jr. be­lied the state­ments of the Barug Team Rama bloc.

He clar­i­fied that just like what he said dur­ing the pre­vi­ous coun­cil’s ses­sions, the P35 mil­lion perime­ter fence is for the en­tire 15.4 hectares of the Inayawan land­fill.

“It’s for the whole area. Of course, that is a perime­ter fence. They al­ready asked that dur­ing the ses­sion even the height,” Gabuya said.

The perime­ter fence is ex­pected to be at least six me­ters high and will be made of hol­low blocks.

Gabuya said they are al­ready prepar­ing for the pur­chase re­quests to cover the six dif­fer­ent re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion projects for the land­fill.

Other projects are the con­struc­tion or re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of a cause­way that con­nects the South Road Prop­er­ties (SRP) to the land­fill which costs P3.4 mil­lion and work and fi­nan­cial plan for green­ing and veg­e­ta­tion of the land­fill worth P780,000.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion will also pur­sue the re­cov­ery of the land­fill’s three-hectare ser­vice area which costs P10 mil­lion; and pur­chase and in­stal­la­tion of a new weigh­bridge scale at the land­fill worth P3 mil­lion.

All projects will un­dergo reg­u­lar pub­lic bid­ding. /

CDN FILE PHOTO

The land­fill re­hab projects are aimed at in­sti­tut­ing a more re­spon­sive waste se­gre­ga­tion pro­gram.

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