Regional Ecology Center to operate in Pagadian City
Pagadian City (14 September) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources ? Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), Region IX will conduct a meeting for the operationalization of the Regional Ecology Center (REC) here in Pagadian City on September 16, 2010 at Bay Plaza Hotel this city.
According to EMB Regional Director Engr. Alan B. de Gala, the role of the REC is to provide technical expertise, information, training and networking services in the implementation of RA 9003 known as the Solid Waste Management Act.
De Gala said the center shall maintain a multi-sectoral, multi disciplinary pool of experts including those from the academe, inventors, practicing professionals, business and industry, youth, women and other concerned sectors, who shall be screened according to qualifications set by the Commission.
The function of the Ecology Center De Gala said, is to facilitate training/education in integrated ecological Solid Waste Management; to establish and manage a comprehensive SWM information database and dissemination system, in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other concerned agencies; to promote the development of a recycling market through the establishment of a national recycling network that will enhance the opportunity for recycling; and act as the hub for networking of LGUs, NGOs, and industry on voluntary compliance of RA 9003?s pertinent provisions. (pia9/zds/cal) [top]