City gov’t moves to address foul odor emitted by Calajunan dumpsite

July 5, 2009 10:53 pm 

ILOILO CITY, July 6 -– The city government has already found a solution to address the foul odor from the Calajunan dumpsite in Mandurriao district here.

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said the plan is to cover the seven-hectare dumpsite with filling materials from the excavated soil of the Iloilo Flood Control Project (IFCP).

The dumpsite has an area of 23 hectares but under the plan, only the portion being utilized will be covered.

The mayor said this move is also in accordance with plan that was formalized between the city government and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), which is extending the former technical support in line with the dumpsite’s conversion into a sanitary landfill.

Mayor TrenaS recently met with executives of the Metrobank and asked permission for the city to use the former’s vacant lot adjacent to the IFCP as a temporary dumping site for excavated soil from the flood control.

According to the mayor, if funds will be available, the excavated soil will be brought to the Calajunan dumpsite.

Trenas said he has been receiving complaints about the stink coming from the dumpsite. (PNA)

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