Camiguin sanitary landfill project underway

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, Oct. 30 (PIA) — The development and construction of one sanitary landfill and its corresponding facilities is now underway here.

This, after all five municipalities in the island-province forged a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the establishment of a common solid waste disposal facility/sanitary landfill.

The Camiguin Solid Waste Sanitary Landfill Management and Research Development Plan (CS2MRDP) Alliance/Cluster project aims to establish a sustainable garbage management system, as well as to conduct research development studies on waste utilization technologies.

Felicisimo M. Gomez, Camiguin Provincial Planning and Development Office chief, said the agreement aims to institutionalize and build up the capability of the different levels of local government units in implementing solid waste management (SWM).

The MOA likewise dictates the creation of the working protocol of the clustered SWM board, the technical working group and the SWM plans.

The project is in compliance to Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, which prohibits the operation of open dumping and order its conversion into controlled dumps for at least five years and then finally the establishment of the sanitary landfill.

CS2MRDP is an alliance project spearheaded and operated by the Provincial Government Of Camiguin and partly funded by the Department of Interior and Local Government’s Performance Challenge Fund of P7 million and Local Government Support Fund of P5 million, the province being a Seal of Good Housekeeping awardee. (PIA 10)

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