Mabalacat execs allot P40M for environment programs

September 8, 2017 5:51 am /

Thursday, October 19, 2017

By REYNALDO G. NAVALES

MABALACAT City officials have appropriated P40 million for the city government’s environmental protection program particularly on its clean and green drive. Mayor Crisostomo Garbo said that “cleanliness is important not only for health and sanitary purposes but it speaks on how we value the place we live in.” “Part of this is the beautification of our surroundings thus we are reviving the clean and green program,” he added. The city officials budgeted a total of P40 million for the construction of materials recovery facilities (MRFs), solid waste management and disposal, and acquisition of heavy equipment for cleaning and clearing operations. The Velasquez Avenue, which is the city’s gateway to Clark, is under renovation complete with proposed landscaping, according to the mayor. “Soon you will enjoy views of plants blooming along that avenue complete with a beautiful background of the newly-refurbished Mabalacat Market which cost us P3-million,” Garbo said. The local government has hired 200 sweepers, the mayor added. “And I am willing to hire more if needed. I want to see a clean and green Mabalacat and this should not only cover the streets and our waterways but in the City Hall itself. Starting today, please assign round the clock cleaners inside and outside the city hall. Let us teach everyone that a clean and green environment is an environment that invites progress,” he said. A separate P3 million budget was given for the revival of community parks, Garbo said. “This administration wants to see more family gatherings in the neighborhood especially for those who cannot afford going to the malls,” he added. As far as nature, farming and agriculture are concerned, Garbo said his constituents may expect the construction of 400 square meter warehouse for proper storage of agricultural equipment and products this October. “Let me commend our City Agriculture Office for bagging the Achiever’s Award in the Regional Organic Agriculture,” he said.

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