Officials from Maasin City led by Mayor Nacional V. Mercado and Vice-Mayor Maloney Samaco paid a courtesy call on Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo yesterday for a briefing of the various infrastructure projects and best practices of the Local Government of Dumaguete.
The delegation from Maasin, the capital city of Southern Leyte, also toured the Central Materials Recovery Facility of Dumaguete City which was awarded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as “Best in Resource Recovery in a Centralized Materials Recovery Facility” in Region 7.
Engr. Leticia Duran of the Eco-Park Management toured the officials at the Central MRF which housed the equipment that turn garbage into useful byproducts such as plastic chairs, pavers, hollow blocks and other construction materials that can be used for the various infrastructure projects and in the maintenance of roads. On the other hand, biodegradable wastes can be processed to become organic fertilizers.
The DENR recognized Mayor Remollo and Dumaguete LGU for generating a monthly income of at least P 500, 000 for the City Government through its recovery of recyclable materials/wastes while providing livelihood for the waste pickers through proper and sustainable solid waste management.