Members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) headed by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) conducted an “on-site’ inspection on the proposed Provincial Environment Management Center (PEMC) located at Sitio Lower Tinongkop, Tinngkop, Tantangan last August 29.
PEMO’s Environment Management Division chief Nencita Acain and Environment Management Specialist Elbe Balucanag led the TWG which is composed of representatives of the Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Engineers Office and Integrated Provincial Health Office.
The TWG team was accompanied by the landowner to the site that has a land area more or less of 5 hectares and valued at P2.6 million.
Earlier, a Provincial Assessment Team that was created and composed of the Provincial Assessor as the Chair and the Provincial Treasurer’s Office and the Provincial Engineer’s Office as members conducted an independent appraisal survey and concluded that the current, true and fair market value of the land passed their assessment.
Likewise, the barangay council passed a resolution “interposing no objection” to the establishment of the PEMC at said area.
PEMC is a P25-million multi-functional facility that will cater to the different environmental programs of PEMO and has an initial approved budget of P 5 million for this year.
The facility will serve as a demo center for eco-friendly technologies such as brick-making or bag-making using plastics wastes, production area for vermi-worms and vermi-composts, and also as storage area for confiscated illegal logs, products and other paraphernalia.
It will also serve as a training center and treatment facility for hospital wastes.
Construction phase of the project, according to PEMO, is expected to start before the end of the year.