Contracts cover waste management
costs in excess of P244M
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia is requesting authorization from the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to sign two proposed contracts with IPM-Construction and Development Corporation (IPM-CDC). The contracts pertain to environment and sanitary services from March 1 to December 31, which will cost the city P164,970,118.40; along with managing and operating the sanitary landfill facility in Barangay Felisa from March 1 to December 1 for a fee of P79,697,040.19.
According to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, the SP Committee on Laws and Ordinances will first conduct a hearing before considering approval.
IPM-CDC has been handling waste management for the city since Leonardia returned to office in 2016.
Earlier this month, Familiaran, who heads the city’s Solid Waste Action Team, disclosed the city would begin strictly implementing the “no segregation, no collection” policy effective March 1. He said construction of Cell No. 2 in the city’s sanitary landfill is already finished and the garbage dumped there must be segregated.
The vice mayor stressed, segregation is very important because of uncommon diseases that exist today.
“Proper waste disposal is very important because all bacteria are present there; possibly, the novel coronavirus can be acquired from it,” he asserted./DGB, WDJ