P20.5M budget for Dumaguete sanitary landfill

DUMAGUETE CITY – Underscoring its major concern for the eventual construction of a Dumaguete sanitary landfill, the City Council approved the request of Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo for the appropriation of a total P20.5 million for the project that is a top priority of his administration.

Mayor Remollo and the Technical Working Group has been scouting for lots in Valencia, Sibulan, Bacong, Dauin and Zamboanguita to serve as the site of the landfill.

Should the sites outside of Dumaguete fail to secure the support of the local officials and population, the TWG will have to pursue its plan to utilize a lot in the Candau-ay-Camanjac area, which is smaller in size just around 5 hectares to be the ultimate size, but for the exclusive use of the city.

The newly approved allocation is considered an initial investment for the construction of the Dumaguete sanitary landfill once the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) decides, which of the available sites would pass the standards of the agency.

Members of the Executive Committee of the City Development Council Liga ng mga Barangay President Lionel Banogon, Federation of Senior Citizens Association President George Villamor and Councilor Lilani Ramon, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Appropriation and Ways and Means shared the concern of Mayor Remollo that the budget is needed to properly manage the city’s garbage disposal system pursuant to the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law.

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