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MOA, Project Proposal for Waste to Energy Project in South Cotabato Underway

South Cotabato, Philippines —-The Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO), in partnership with the South Cotabato Economic Investment and Promotions Center (SCEIPC), initiated a pioneering project proposal for a Waste to Energy initiative. This collaborative effort aims to address environmental concerns while harnessing the potential of renewable energy sources within the province.

The preparation of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is underway and is believed to mark the official commencement of this groundbreaking endeavor. Under the agreement, PEMO and SCEIPC pledge to work hand in hand to conceptualize, develop, and implement the Waste to Energy project, leveraging their respective expertise and resources to ensure its success.

The Waste to Energy project holds immense promise for South Cotabato, offering a sustainable solution to the management of waste while simultaneously generating clean, renewable energy. By converting organic waste materials into electricity or heat, the initiative not only mitigates environmental pollution but also contributes to the province’s energy security and economic growth.

“This collaboration signifies our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development,” remarked Seigfred Flavioano, Head of PEMO.

“Through innovative initiatives like Waste to Energy, we aim to minimize the ecological footprint of our communities while fostering economic opportunities and resilience,” he said.

The project proposal is poised to undergo thorough assessment and refinement in the coming months, with extensive consultations and feasibility studies to ensure its alignment with local needs, regulations, and best practices. Key considerations include waste management strategies, technological solutions, environmental impact assessments, and stakeholder engagement frameworks.

“We are excited to embark on this transformative journey towards a cleaner, greener future for South Cotabato,” stated Tyronne Jan Villanueva, Chief of SCEIPC. “By harnessing the potential of waste as a valuable resource, we can create a sustainable energy ecosystem that benefits both our environment and our economy.”

As the Waste to Energy project proposal gains momentum, stakeholders and residents are encouraged to stay tuned for updates and opportunities for engagement. The team is yet to present the proposal to the governor for approval and submission to the Office of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

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