Camachile Mangrove Ecotourism Project formally launched


ORION, Bataan – “If we can get our acts together, we can move mountains.” This was said by Engr. Victor Ubaldo – Head of the Provincial Government of Bataan – Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO) in his inspirational speech during the formal launching of the Camachile Mangrove Ecotourism Project yesterday, March 11 at Barangay Camachile, this town.
Engr. Ubaldo added that the priority of the Provincial Government of Bataan is to ensure sustainable development by protecting the environment. Lastly, Engr. Ubaldo announced that the 1 Million Trees for 1 Bataan (1M41B) project of the PGB is still ongoing and encouraged all to plant more trees.
In his welcome remarks, Mayor Antonio L. Raymundo Jr. welcomed all the guests including Hon. Gaudencio Ferrer – Provincial Consultant on Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Takahiro Machiba – President of Philippine Resins Industries Incorporated (PRII), members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Orion, Barangay Camachile Council led by their Punong Barangay Jessie Agustin, representatives of DENR – Bataan and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 3. He thanked all the people and organizations who helped to make this project a reality especially the PRII for the regular financial assistance they are giving to this project because it is part of their company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and also because they are part of the Bataan Coastal Care Foundation (BCCF). This project will benefit the “Samahan ng mga Mandaragat ng Camachile” (SAMACA) who will maintain the mangrove project.
meanwhile, the PG-ENRO will implement “Aquasilviculture which is the integration of aquaculture with mangroves. In the Camachile Mangrove Reserve, they will put a series of perimeter ponds with mud crabs, that will serve as a source of income of the people around the reserve aside in addition to the income they will get on the eco-tourism side of the project.

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