PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Zambo city acquires 6 garbage trucksby Jocelyn P. Alvarez
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 17 (PIA 9) -- Six new compactor dump trucks costing the city some P28.5 million acquired using the 2011 budget were recently unveiled and turned over to the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR).
Mayor Celso Lobregat who lead the turned over said the new addition of garbage trucks will help accelerate garbage collection in the barangays.
City Information Officer (IO) Sheila Covarrubias said the “the 6 dump trucks bring the number of garbage vehicles purchased from 2007 to present to 16 units.”
Covarrubias said that the city government has also replaced some old dilapidated dump trucks.
“The mayor believes that the city does not only need to replace the dilapidated ones but also the need to increase the number of garbage vehicles considering that the volume of garbage is increasing,” Covarrubias said.
Covarrubias said Lobregat vowed to purchase six more garbage vehicles this year, “at least 6 units more are included for purchase in the 2012 nbudget,’ she revealed.
The lady IO explained, “unlike the older units, the compactor type garbage trucks are equipped with a rear input and compactor and equipped with a small camera each that allows the driver to monitor if the loading and unloading of the garbage is done or not.”
The acquisition of the new trucks is in line with the city government’s continuous fortification of the solid waste management program and to help solve the city’s solid waste problem. (JPA / PIA ZBST)