The City Government said it will assist the winning bidder to secure for an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) needed for the city's construction of sanitary landfill, said secretary to the Mayor Vicente Petierre III.

Petierre said the ECC is a requirement that the AL Salazar Construction, the winning bidder, must comply so the construction of a sanitary landfill by the city would push through.

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"I don't see any difference, whether the contractor or the City Government will secure the ECC, but the important is the compliance," Petierre stressed, adding that securing legal documents in every construction needs an ECC as a standard requirement.

Petierre opined that the construction of a sanitary landfill in Bacolod is a long term project which Al Zalazar construction has set to start this month, the first phase which involves a P33-million budget for the design and construction costs. Both the City Government and the construction firm were given at least 10 days to sign contract before construction of a sanitary landfill could start, said Petierre. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)