Zambo’s P77M landfill project ready by July PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:00

The city government expects to complete the construction of a P77 million landfill project at Barangay Salaan by July this year.

City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr Rey Gonzales said the project when completed will accommodate the tons of garbage that are now being dumped at Lumbangan barangay about the same distance from city hall but located in another barangay.

Gonzales said phase I of the project with a funding of P65 million is now about 30 percent complete.

He said the amount will be used to construct a road network inside the 10.6 km area, the setting up of a concrete perimeter fence to keep out unauthorized scavengers and a system of drainage in the area.

He said that so far workers have completed the digging up of cells covering a two hectare area where the garbage will be disposed and covered with soil.

Unlike the nearby 25-year Lumbangan open pit dump, the Salaan project will include burying the garbage for the more sanitary disposal of waste.

Aside from the main P65 million site development, Gonzales said the city government has also set aside P12 million to put up an administration building, and storage areas for dump trucks , payloader and heavy equipment that will be used in the project.

A private contractor is undertaking the project but Gonzales said the city government , particularly his CENR office will manage the waste disposal facility.

His office now has 22 dump trucks and these will be used to collect garbage in the city proper for disposal at Salaan.

About half a dozen barangays are also with their own locally –financed dump trucks that will add to the number of trucks that will haul garbage to the site, Gonzales said. HBC/FMS/UTB