PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Benguet plans to establish composting facility along Halsema Highwayby Susan Aro
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 17 (PIA)-- The province plans to establish a composting facility along the Halsema Highway to manage the perennial problem on vegetable trimmings and wastes, which are eyesores along the historic road.
According to Governor Nestor Fongwan, the composting plant costs more than P2 million to be shared by the province and the Department of Agriculture.
Fongwan said the aerated window type of compost facility having a capacity of 30 tons could transform organic wastes in 30 days.
The compost could be used by farmers as soil conditioner such that it will improve soil nutrition and structure and helps in the growth of plants.
Fongwan said the facility is also intended to capture and contain the wastes and trimmings from the La Trinidad Trading Post which compounds to several tons per day. (JDP/SCA- PIA CAR,Benguet)