DENR Bataan accelerates Manila Bay rehab program

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  • Ronald F. S.
  • 7 years ago

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PILAR, Bataan As the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bataan is pressing its information campaign on the Manila Bay rehabilitation program, a private dockyard company has also planted 10,000 mahogany to support the environment program in barangay Liang, this town.

Raul Mamac, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO), cited the planting of 10,000 mahogany by the owner of Orion Dockyard owned by businessman Vic Ignacio.

Mamac and his personnel have been disseminating information with the local officials and barangay captains of the towns forming part of the Manila bay.

Ed del Rosario, caretaker of Orion dockyard, now still on the stage of construction in barangay Sta Elena, Orion town, said that their planting of mahogany is in compliance with the DENR’s directive thru PENRO Mamac for them to support their environmental program along the Manila Bay area after said company reclaimed parts of Manila bay seashore along the coastal area of Orion town where their dockyard will be set up soon. “Actually, nagtatambak pa lamang kami dahil mababa ang area na pagtatayuan ng dry dock,” pointed out del Rosario.

Since a number of existing small mangrove trees are possibly affected by the reclamation being undertaken by said company, the DENR promptly obliged the contractor to plant mahogany trees. The DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau had issued the necessary Environmental Clearance Certificate for this project.

The teachers of nearby St Francis catholic school led by Sister Paula Dequito also expressed gratitude to del Rosario for addressing their concern on dust.

Mamac said the DENR Bataan is the chair of the Technical Working Group (TWG) of Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project in the province. Other members of the TWG include PIA, DILG, DPWH, NHA, Bataan Peninsula State University, provincial government of Bataan, and concerned local government units.

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