The DENR Bataan and barangays in the province executed a memorandum of agreement for trash traps installation in rivers in the province in support of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project.
“We just signed MOA this morning with Barangays San Vicente and Bilolo, Orion. Mayor Tonypep Raymundo was there as witness”, said Penro Raul Mamac on Thursday.
“We will execute MOA with the barangays we have already installed the trash traps”, he also said.
During the recent celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the launching of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation at Balanga Wetland and Nature Park, DENR Bataan and barangay government of Sisiman, Mariveles executed agreement for trash traps installation in Aguawan River.
Mamac and Barangay Sisiman Captain Honesto Cabanillas signed the documents. Mariveles Mayor Jocelyn Castaneda as witness also affixed her signature on the papers.
He said twelve trash traps were already installed in the rivers in the province last year.
“The number of trash traps will be increased this year”, he said.
Based on the agreement, DENR Bataan will provide technical assistance for the maintenance and protection of the trash traps; and hire estero rangers to monitor the traps.
Barangays will be responsible for the collection of wastes from the trash traps; temporarily remove the traps during bad weather; and inform constituents on the purpose of the project and encourage them to support the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project