GBPC signs up for ‘Adopt an Estero’-A A +A
Thursday, January 17, 2013
GLOBAL Business Power Corp. (GBPC), through its subsidiaries Toledo Power Company and Cebu Energy Development Corp., recently signed an agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 to support the department’s “Adopt an Estero” project.
The project aims to clean up rivers, creeks, esteros and other waterways in Central Visayas.
Located in Toledo City, Global Power’s Toledo Power and Cebu Energy plants have adopted a stretch of about 500 meters in Luray Creek, Barangay Luray, Toledo as project area.
“In cooperation with the DENR, we are positive in achieving a cleaner, safer and healthier metropolitan environment for the community in Toledo City through our massive river clean-up drive. Our campaign shall also include promotion of good sanitation and solid waste management practices among the households living along Luray Creek to ensure sustainability of the project,” said Engr. Leah Diaz, GBPC vice president for Toledo site.
Toledo Power and Cebu Energy have respectively allocated P200,000 and P400,000 to maintain the cleanliness of Luray Creek for a period of two years. Aside from constructing sanitation facilities in the area, the non-infrastructure components of the project include replanting of mangroves to prevent soil erosion, regular clean-up activities, establishment of information and education campaign materials to promote community awareness on water pollution and proper solid waste management, and gathering of related baseline data.
“With the full cooperation of our community partners, the local government officials and with the support of DENR, we are confident to achieve a healthy, clean and safe Luray Creek,” Diaz said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 18, 2013.