jan28bMuntinlupa’s City Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Engr. John Emmanuel D. Pabilonia and Engr. Carlito M. Santos, Jr., President of Uniklean Enviro-Construction Corp. (UECC), who will be in charge of making the Detailed Engineering Design of the Wastewater Treatment Facility in Dalaguete, conducted a site visit last January 26, 2012 on the proposed project to be constructed at the vicinity of the Dalaguete Commercial Center at Poblacion.

60% of the projected total cost of this project will be taken from the loan applied from Asian Development Bank through Component D of the Integrated Coastal Resource Management Project that covers the Social and Environmental Services and Facilities, of which participating LGUs can avail of technical and financial support in the form of loan-grant-equity mix for the development of infrastructure projects intended to mitigate the degradation of the marine ecosystem.

The ICRM Project covers provinces and municipalities surrounding marine biodiversity corridors of national and global importance as identified by the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Priorities.

This facility will filter and treat the wastewater effluent from the Dalaguete Commercial Center and the immediate environs before discharging the same to the sea.

This project will lessen coastal water pollution, thereby protecting and preserving the municipal marine resources; reduce incidences of water-borne diseases; and reduce local government monthly water consumption costs.

Making such environmental project is no longer new as the Municipal Government of Dalaguete has been at the forefront in environmental preservation and restoration efforts that as early as November 2001, MGD launched the Dalaguete Solid Waste Management Program (DSWMP), thereby becoming the first town in the Province of Cebu to comply with the provisions of RA 9003 or the Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act before any other LGUs could make their own head start.

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