CAGAYAN DE ORO

South Korea garbage still in Misamis Oriental

SunStar File

THERE is still no fix date as to when the remaining 5,000 metric tons of imported garbage will be shipped back to South Korea, Provincial Board Member Gerardo Sabal III said.

Sabal said they are still waiting for the advice from the South Korea government on when the Korean vessel, which will carry the garbage back to the said country, will arrive.

He said that at present, the inter-agency task force has started packing the garbage in the tonner bags.

"Naningkamot kita nga mapadali nga mabalik ug ang atong gihimo karon ang pag-bagging," Sabal said.

The provincial board member said a total of 5,000 tonner bags are needed for the garbage, but the inter-agency task force only has 1,000.

"Mao kana karon nag approve na modonar ang pagamhanan ni Governor [Yevgeny] Bambi Emano og 4,000 tonner bags aron kanang mga basura masulod sa tonner bags unya ang tonner bags masulod sa 40-footer van," Sabal said.

Sabal added that the South Korea government has been cooperative and supportive in returning the remaining trash back to South Korea.

"Supportive kaayo ang government of South Korea. dako kaayo ang pasalamat ni Govenor Bambi Emano ug sa inter-agency task force kay nag suporta gyud sila kanato," Sabal said.

The first batch of hazardous waste materials illegally shipped to Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental were sent back to South Korea in January 2019.


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