Sunday, February 6, 2011

SJDM touts world-class landfill

Good news for the province of Bulacan.

Two years after the establishment of the Bulacan Engineered Sanitary Landfill by the VGP group of companies, this city was recently declared one of the cleanest cities in the Philippines.

San Jose del Monte (SJDM) City was listed as one of the top 10 finalists in the Nationwide Search by the Zero Waste Challenge for LGUs of the National Solid Waste Management Commission and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Mayor Reynaldo San Pedro said yesterday the city could not have been included in the list without the efforts taken by Raymond Puyat, president of the engineered landfill, who answered the call for resolving the nation’s garbage problems without harming the environment.

San Pedro said the landfill is a world-class and technically-compliant engineered sanitary landfill -- the first of its kind in the country.

He said the facility operates under specific measures and guidelines set by the DENR.

He said the VGP Bulacan Engineered Sanitary Landfill is their partner in the city's clean and green program.

“Many have been impressed by the quality of the project. This is part of the World Bank and Land Bank of the Philippines’ Mechanism Project in compliance with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)," San Pedro said in Filipino.

“This seeks to address global warming and respond to the dangers posed by climate change. We trust that our engineered sanitary landfill will help greatly in protecting the health and security not only of residents in San Jose del Monte but of all people in the province as well,” the mayor added.

Meanwhile, Puyat said their landfill is different to the open and controlled dumpsites which are strictly prohibited.


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