SP OKs pact with DENR to boost watershed project

  • April 21, 2017

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 19 – The city government has forged partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to address concerns on watershed in Cagayan de Oro.


The 18th City Council during its 36th regular session presided over by City Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy, enacted an ordinance authorizing the City Mayor to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-10 to support the implementation of the Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management Project (INREMP) in the city.


INREMP is a seven-year project focusing on watershed as a management unit area of operation, implemented through the community-based approach with inter-agency support mechanism.


It aims to reduce and reverse degradation of watersheds and associated environmental services caused by forest denudation and unsustainable farming practices and provide incentives to local communities and the city by generating sufficient and tangible economic benefits and the DENR for improving natural resources management.


Under the MOA, INREMP shall provide a new motorcycle to the city to be used by a concerned staff in the conduct of all INREMP-related activities and devise a system that shall provide the regular monitoring of the motorcycle unit provided.


For its part, the city shall use the unit during project implementation particularly during project monitoring and community consultation, provide an appropriate garage where accessibility of the motorcycle shall be ascertained, issue an Acknowledgement Receipt for Equipment (ARE) to an authorized city official who shall be accountable and responsible in the implementation of the project.


It shall also provide funds for operation, repair and maintenance such as gasoline and lubricants, spare parts and other accessories.


The city shall, likewise, be responsible for the renewal of registration including insurance, properly book, record and set up a custodial account until the completion of the project and ensure that the unit shall be used in person with driver’s license and authority by the city.


The MOA was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on ways and means and on laws and rules chaired by Councilor George S. Goking and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively.(JAO/SP)

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