Delegates from the Environment Cluster of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) converge in Davao City today until tomorrow (October 30, 2013) to discuss and finalize its priority project which is the Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Management Project.
The said meeting is currently at Park Inn Hotel.
This 2nd BIMP-EAGA Environment Cluster meeting for this year will be hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) in coordination with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDa). Further, the meeting also aims to discuss other project proposals which were presented and deliberated during the 1st Environmental Cluster meeting held in Manado, Indonesia last August 29-30, 2013.
DENR-XI Seeks AFP’s Support to Curb Illegal Logging in Region XI
In her efforts to stop illegal logging activities in Region XI, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan is seeking the support and assistance from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) which she has emphasized during her meeting with Major General Rafael C. Valencia of the 10th Infantry Division in Mawab, Compostela Valley Province.
With just two weeks upon her assumption as Regional Director of DENR-XI, Tawantawan immediately arranged the said meeting as the military plays a vital role in the Department’s campaign against illegal logging particularly in Compostela Valley Province where, as reported, perceived to be one of Region XI’s hotspots for illegal logging.Read more...