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Bataan’s goals: zero waste, zero squatter

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  • Zeny S.
  • 5 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – To achieve some of the province’s huge projects in information technology, housing, waste disposal and others, Governor Abet Garcia says it is best to consider and observe the best practices of Singapore. He said it amazed him how Singapore, 50 years ago was having the worst problem in waste, housing and economy, and basically started with nothing, yet was able to overcome all these and is now one of the most progressive countries with a rapid economic growth in Asia and in the world.

Governor Garcia said that to replicate some of Singapore’s best practices to achieve zero waste in our province, as well as to be economically efficient, we are now setting a guide for our people in changing their lifestyle and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials will become resources for others.

At present, the province is studying and looking for a more systematic waste disposal system that is more affordable which at the same time can create livelihood for the people, similar to the one we have now in Hermosa.

As for our zero squatter goal, we are setting the tone of having low cost housing in every municipality, coordinating with housing agencies for a PPP project, that will offer low cost housing for the people.

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