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Ilocos Norte receives P25.5-M for waste recycling facility construction

by PGIN-CMO

Jan. 23, 2020 ...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources–Environmental Management Bureau Region I (DENR-EMB RI) granted P25.5 Million to the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) to fund the construction of a plastic recycling and resource recovery facility (PRRF) at Brgy. Imelda, Marcos town.

On Wednesday, January 22, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc signed a memorandum of agreement with EMB Regional Director Engr. Maria Dorica Naz-Hipe to officially turn over the cash check.

Engr. Naz-Hipe applauded the initiative of the province, saying: "Sa buong Pilipinas, Ilocos Norte is one of the very few provinces na nakakuha ng ganitong kalaking halaga under the administration of President [Rodrigo] Duterte.

"We congratulate you for having availed this assistance and we do hope that it will be a successful project. Maging model project ito na pwedeng bisitahin din ng ibang local government units para ma-replicate sa ibang rehiyon," she added.

P20 Million of the cash assistance is allocated primarily for the construction of the facility while the remaining P5.5 Million is for the procurement of several equipment.

"We will also be supplementing that [cash assistance] with some of our own machines that we will purchase to complete the facility," Governor Marcos Manotoc shared.

PGIN will procure a sewage vacuum truck, a shredding machine with conveyor, and a pulverizing machine with conveyor.

"I am sure this will be a long way in our push towards a greener and more responsible Ilocos Norte in terms of environment and we must continue to uphold our reputation as the Renewable Energy Capital not only in the Philippines but also in the Southeast Asia," he expressed.

Alongside the improvement of the health sector, Governor Marcos Manotoc also prioritizes the protection of environment and the sustainability of Ilocos Norte's natural resources.

Last October, the Provincial Government launched its solid waste management campaign titled "Narimat nga Aglawlaw" (Bright Environment) to instill responsible waste management among Ilokanos.—Blessing Angel V. Agliam, PGIN-CMO

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Ilocos Norte receives P25.5-M for waste recycling facility construction