DENR to do­nate typhoon-dam­aged trees to Apayao

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SANTA MARCELA, Apayao -- The prov­ince of Apayao may now ben­e­fit from the trees felled by su­per typhoon Lawin which hit hardly north­ern parts of Lu­zon last year.

Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources – Cordillera re­gional di­rec­tor Ralph Pablo pre­sented the mem­o­ran­dum of agree­ment for the do­na­tion of the top­pled trees to the lo­cal gov­ern­ment unit dur­ing the Kape­han sa Kapi­tolyo hosted by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Santa Marcela last week.

Pablo said DENRCAR thru its Pro­vin­cial En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Of­fice (PENRO) in Apayao will do­nate at least 492 up­rooted or fallen trees of var­i­ous species with an ag­gre­gate es­ti­mate of 717.32 cu­bic me­ters to the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment to be used for in­fra­struc­ture projects, re­pair of pub­lic build­ings and schools, and fur­ni­ture and fix­tures of gov­ern­ment en­ti­ties.

PENRO Can­dido Tus­cano said the prov­ince will gather and haul the in­ven­to­ried typhoon-dam­aged trees and stock­pile logs or lum­bers to be de­rived thereof in a des­ig­nated log pond that is safe and con­ve­nient for trans port.

DENR-CAR will ren­der pro­gres­sive post do­na­tion re­port of the use of the lum­bers de­rived from the do­nated logs in co­or­di­na­tion with the PLGU-Apayao.

Gov­er­nor Elias Bu­lut Jr. lauded DENR for grant­ing their re­quest of uti­liz­ing the fallen trees for bet­ter pur­poses which could help the var­i­ous gov­ern­ment of­fices and schools, rather than rot. PIA

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