by Irma A. Guhit
SORSOGON CITY , April 13 (PIA)– In a meeting the other day of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Board Technical Working Group (PSWMB-TWG) held at the Sorsogon Provincial Ecology Center (SPEC) here, the submitted 5-yer Solid Waste Management (SWM) plans of the five local governments units– Bulan, Juban, Casiguran, Magallanes and Gubat, were assessed and deliberated on by the PSWMB- TWG based on the required annotated outline issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Department Administrative Order (DAO) 9003.
Several municipalities are yet on the process of finalizing their plans while the city of Sorsogon is on its printing stage already.
The basis for the submission of their plans is the Annotated Outline issued by the National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat Office (NSWMCSO) according to Engr. Maribeth L. Fruto , provincial head of the Environment and Natural Resources Office ((ENRO) .
Engr. Fruto also explained that the 5 municipalities who submitted earlier was before the issuance of the current annotated guidelines of the DENR and were returned by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) with recommendation for revision..
The NSWMCSO has directed that all local governments should follow the format they have issued since this will be the basis for the 5-year implementation of all LGUs and will show the comparative situation of the current implementation of the SWM vis-a vis the end goal of the plan in five years time.
The TWG has also provided several recommendations to all LGUs in the drafting and crafting of the SWM plan so that all will be in synch and that all can really be aware on the content, strategy and process delineation of functions and process of implementation are well articulated to all key workers. (PIA-Sorsogon)
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