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Davao Mayor designates team to establish waste-to- energy plant

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By Yas Ocampo

Davao City — Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has created a project management group to establish a waste to energy plant in Davao City.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio (Manila Bulletin File photo)

Executive Order No 18, series of 2018, identified the units in charge of the layout of the proposed project.

The executive order was signed July 2.

The Japanese government approved a 5 billion yen loan for the project.

The project management group will be composed of the following units:

Legal and financial unit, which shall render, identify and recommend legal and financial advice or directions which the project must pursue. It shall review, and when necessary, come up with contracts or stipulations, and financial calculations to ensure the attainment of project deliverables and the protection of the interests of the City of Davao.

Solid waste management unit, which shall come up with ways to improve solid  waste management in the city such as the segregation, collection, disposal etc., with the end view of ensuring the successful operation of the facility to be built. The unit shall formulate and execute effective stakeholder engagements and plans to aid the project.

Administrative unit, which a shall serve as the PMT Secretariat tasked to handle all administrative and/or secretarial related activities. It shall ensure all meetings and activities of the PMT are effectively organized and recorded. It has the responsibility to provnde and maintain effective records and administration of all project related documents and other effects.

The project management team was assigned to design the funding proposal and requirements.

Mayor Duterte ordered all city hall units to cooperate in the project and encouraged national agencies to do the same.

Even with the very strict solid waste management ordinance, the city still hauls in tons of garbage every day.

The city is usually strict with garbage, people are only allowed to throw garbage in plastic bags from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

People who throw away trash outside the designated hours are fined P200 for the first offense.

If the offender does not pay the fine at the City Treasury, the offender’s name is forwarded to the police who will file a case in court.

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