DENR orders bamboo planting along Cagayan River

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Atmosphere Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has requested the planting of bamboo along the banking companies of the Cagayan River as an anti-flooding measure to avoid the recurrence of the floods that hit Cagayan and Isabela provinces during Typhoon Ulysses (international title: Vamco).

Next a meeting with the Make Again Improved Job Pressure (BBBTF), Mr. Cimatu requested the regional offices of the Section of Surroundings and All-natural Means (DENR) in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) to be certain that bamboo planting materials are readily available.

He also directed these regional workplaces to get started pinpointing places along the river banks suitable for bamboo planting, to be funded by the DENR’s countrywide greening plan.

Mr. Cimatu stated bamboo was chosen since it is hardy and speedy-developing.

“It is suitable for stabilizing riverbanks,” Mr. Cimatu explained.

“It can also be a prospective sustainable supply of livelihood for the people today of Cagayan Valley although preserving the integrity of the Cagayan River,” he included.

In the exact BBBTF conference, Trade Undersecretary Blesilda A. Lantayona reported the DENR’s determination to plant bamboo along the Cagayan River delivers an opportunity to take a look at the crop’s economic prospective.

Ms. Lantayona reported the government has been producing a provide of engineered bamboo, but is unable to function at entire capability owing to absence of supply.

“Mr. Cimatu’s force to mainstream engineered bamboo as a important option to timber will ultimately permit the whole implementation of Govt Purchase (EO) 879,” Ms. Lantayona mentioned.

Beneath EO 879, at minimum 25{849e8ffd61f857ae171dd9a8fd6fc742959f810141db87fd65508d4e2428dfac} of the once-a-year requirement of college desks and chairs in general public elementary and secondary faculties throughout the country need to be developed with bamboo.

The EO also directs the DENR to use bamboo as a planting content for at the very least 20{849e8ffd61f857ae171dd9a8fd6fc742959f810141db87fd65508d4e2428dfac} of its focused annual reforestation and rehabilitation assignments.

“This should be performed specifically in provinces and towns which are engaged in or have the possible to engage in bamboo-based mostly industries or exactly where trees are hard to mature for the reason that of inadequate web site high-quality, susceptibility to erosion or adverse and steep gradients,” the DENR explained. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave