SANTA MARCELA, Apayao, Nov. 10 (PIA) -- The province of Apayao may now benefit from the trees felled by super typhoon Lawin that hit hardly the northern part of Luzon last year.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources–Cordillera Regional Director Ralph Pablo presented the memorandum of agreement for the donation of the toppled trees to the local government unit during the Kapehan sa Kapitolyo hosted by the municipality of Santa Marcela last Monday.
Pablo said that the DENR-CAR thru its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Apayao will donate at least 492 uprooted or fallen trees of various species with an aggregate estimate of 717.32 cubic meters to the provincial government to be used for infrastructure projects, repair of public buildings and schools, and furniture and fixtures of government entities.
PENRO Candido Tuscano said the LGU shall gather and haul the inventoried typhoon- damaged trees and stockpile logs or lumbers to be derived thereof in a designated log pond that is safe and convenient for transport.
The DENR-CAR shall render progressive post donation report of the use of the lumbers derived from the donated logs in coordination with the PLGU-Apayao.
Governor Elias Bulut Jr. is glad that the DENR has granted their request of utilizing the fallen trees for better purposes which could help the various government offices and schools, rather than rot. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)