The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently signed an agreement with the Aboitiz group and the Energy Development Corporation for the rehabilitation of wetlands on shuttered resort island Boracay by allowing the private entities to adopt two of the island’s nine wetland areas.
The companies will conduct clearing operations, site preparation, wetlands profiling, management planning, and revegetation programs.
According to a social media post by DENR, the agreement comes “at practically no cost to the government.”
DENR earlier signed a memorandum of agreement with the organization Greening the Islands, vowing to continue finding solutions to pollution problems throughout the country, starting with Boracay.
Together, they plan on coming up with “sustainable solutions” to ensure problems do not continue and accumulate as they did on the closed resort destination./WDJ