Provincial Environment Management Officer Ramon Ponce de Leon disclosed that P 5 million was allotted by the provincial government in the said project, which will receive solid wastes from the cluster municipalities of Banga, Sto. Nino, Norala, Lake Sebu, T’boli and host Surallah.
“Hopefully, the Surallah SLF will be completely operational by September to October this year,” Project Engineer Roldan Eusoya of the Surallah Municipal Engineers Office confirmed.
Earlier, the cleaning and grubbing with disposal of waste and installation of power line as part of its electrical works in the Administrative building are 100% accomplished to start up the initial phase of the construction.
It is followed by other construction works, such as the excavation, embankment, drainage canal, water system, clay liner and installation of reinforced concrete pipe, flush box and catch basin and construction of administrative building.
The monitoring team is composed of Engr. Elbe Balucanag of PEMO, Engr. Era Ignes of PEO, Abdulkhair Ringgia of DENR-EMB and Surallah MENRO Yolanda Plaira.
The Philippine Ecological Governance or Eco-Gov 2, a USAID-funded environment NGO provided technical assistance to the project which clustered the collection of residual wastes in the province. (southcotabato.gov.ph)