Former Baguio dump to be converted to eco-park

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BAGUIO CITY: The City Council has passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Mauricio Domogan to enter into a tripartite agreement with the Philippine Bamboo Foundation (PBF) and other corporate partners for the conversion of a portion of the former Irisan open dump to an eco-park through the planting of bamboos in the area. Under the proposed agreement, the foundation will propagate the bamboo varieties with interested barangay (villages) at the former dump while the corporate partners will purchase the bamboo produce. City Environment and Parks Management Office head Cordelia Lacsamana said the city will not spend anything for the proposed project of the PBF. PBF president Edgardo Manda said the conversion of the area to an eco-park through the planting of bamboo species within a three-hectare portion of the former dump is achievable, provided the variety to be planted will be the phylostakis aurea.

Gaby B. Keith

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