Benguet farmers will be among buyers of the tons of organic fertilizer produced by the Baguio ERS – mayor

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 13 — Benguet farmers engaged in tract farming of organic vegetables and flowers have recently signified their intent to buy the expected tons of organic fertilizers which will soon be produced in the P128-million city engineered recovery system (ERS).

City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said that the daily 66 tons of biodegradable materials of the city will soon be composted into organic fertilizer using the most modern technology of Japan.

President Benigno Aquino III has been invited to lead the ribbon cutting ceremonies of the ERS on February 2. The facility is the first of its kind in the country which is designed to enhance the city's program on environmental protection.

"The needed electrical connections and transformers were already installed. The conveyor shipped from Japan is about to be released by the Bureau of Customs. Once it is installed, there will be test runs and it is scheduled that by January 17, the facility will be fully operational," he said.

"The more than 100 segregators in our Irisan dumpsite are even assured of increased income because the company which will operate our facility shall be the one to purchase from them the segregated residuals and which shall in turn be properly disposed at no cost of the city," he said.

Domogan stressed that the facility's expenses shall be from its expected generated income. (PNA)



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