City allocates additional P8 million to complete phase 1 of sanitary landfill PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:53

The city government has allocated an additional P8 million for the construction of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and installation of lighting facilities in this city’s sanitary landfill.

City Engineer Vicente Luis Despalo said Friday the installation of the lighting facilities is to enable the stakeholders to work at the sanitary landfill even at nighttime.

Despalo said the construction of the sanitary landfill’s phase 1 now costs P83 million with the allocation of the additional P8 million for the MRF and lighting facilities.

Despalo could not say when the phase 1 of the sanitary landfill starts operation although it is already finished.

The first phase of the landfill comprises of cell number one, roads, fence, drainage system, administration building, leachate treatment and collection facilities and the lining system.

The cell number one has an area of two hectares, which can accommodate this city’s garbage for a period of three years.

The sanitary landfill is located in Barangay Salaan, 15 kilometers east of this city.

It has a total area of 10.6 hectares and will consist of four cells, which can accommodate this city’s solid waste disposal for a 10-year period.

The operations of the sanitary landfill will result in the closure of the open dump site in Barangay Lumbangan, 8.85 kilometers east of this city. — RGAAG