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UN environment experts commend South Cotabato SLF

SURALLAH, SOUTH COTABATO — Members of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) commended the province for establishing the Cluster Sanitary Landfill (SLF) located in Colongulo, this municipality, a staff of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) confirmed recently.

Mae Joy Emboltorio, Environment Management Specialist I of Surallah MENRO, revealed during the Provincial SLF Board Meeting in February 22 that 3 members of UNIDO made an ocular visit a week before at the SLF and experienced first-hand how it is being operated.

“They personally saw that after dumping the residual waste in Cell #1, top soil is immediately used to cover it which impressed them,” EMS Emboltorio narrated to SLF Board Members present during the meeting.

South Cotabato Cluster SLF caters to client LGUs within the province in the disposal of their residual wastes through a forged Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

Members of the UNIDO team based in Metro Manila who made the visit were Haidie Piniero, National Project Manager, Roes Elvin Sy Tanco, Environment Consultant from AECOM Company and Mercibel Pecideras, also of AECOM.

UNIDO’s primary objective is the promotion and acceleration of industrial development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition and promotion of international cooperation.

It is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) system with its headquarters located in Vienna, Austria. It is also a member of the UN Development Group.

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