P308M sanitary landfill to serve 28 towns in Iloilo

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Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. said the 12-hectare Integrated Waste Management Facility in Barangay Aglalana, Passi City would serve 28 towns and accommodate at least 200 metric tons of wastes daily.

Defensor said this during the groundbreaking of the P308-million facility Thursday.

“It’s a good strategy to construct environmentally-friendly solid waste management facilities that could save other towns that have problems with waste disposal,” the politiko added.

The 28 towns are Badiangan, Bingawan, Cabatuan, Calinog, Janiuay, Lambunao, Maasin, Mina, and Pototan (3rd District); Anilao, Banate, Barotac Nuevo, Dingle, Dueñas, Dumangas, and San Enrique (4th District); and Ajuy, Balasan, Baratoc Viejo, Batad, Carles, Concepcion, Estancia, Lemery, San Dionisio, San Rafael, and Sara (5th District); and Dumarao of Capiz province.

The construction and operation of the sanitary landfill will be handled by private firm Basic Environmental Systems & Technologies, Inc. under the IPM group of companies, which inked a seven-year public-private partnership with Passi City.

Construction will be completed in six months.