CEBU

Cenro to plant 2,000 mangroves in SRP

GREENING CEBU. Mayor Eduardo Labella leads government employees, teachers and students in the tree planting activity at the South Road Properties. (SunStar Photo/Jerra Librea)

THE Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) is set to plant 2,000 mangroves in the South Road Properties on Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10, 2019.

Cenro head John Jigo Dacua said the mangrove-planting is part of the Green Cebu City project of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, which is to plant three million trees in three years.

The City Government has launched the project last October 5 where it planted 10,000 trees in three areas--South Road Properties (SRP), Barangay Taptap, and Barangay Sapangdaku.

Since then, the Green Cebu City Stewards composed of river patrol, coastal patrol and forest rangers have continued the tree planting, said Dacua.

As of November 8, Dacua said the project was able to plant over 25,000 seedlings.

Cenro is continuously identifying areas where a tree-planting activity will be suitable.

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Cebu has also expressed their willingness to help the City Government for its massive tree planting project.

Based on their initial talks with JCI, Dacua said that the organization is planning to plant trees in Barangay Busay, Cebu City.

He said he will be meeting with the JCI representatives to finalize their plans. (JJL)


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