NV PLGU, DENR forge mutual pact for env’t protection
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 18 (PIA) – The provincial government here and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently came into a mutual agreement on the protection and development of the environment in the province.
The mutual agreement came with the visit of DENR Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan to Governor Carlos Padilla recently as a gesture of courtesy as the new RED for Cagayan Valley.
“It was a sincere expression of mutual partnership when it comes to doing one’s role for the protection, care and development of the environment that we both shared during the meeting,” Padilla said.
He added that their talking points centered on the co-management of the environment and natural resources in the province.
Padilla said they have agreed to focus their efforts on the sustainable ecotourism development of the Capisaan Cave system in Kasibu town and the Lower Magat Ecotourism Park in Diadi town.
“As I have been doing before, I have reiterated that I will always consult the DENR on any development project the province will do and assured her that it should be mutually acceptable before its implementation,” the governor added.
Padilla said that Bambalan was grateful for the PLGU’s support in the protection and management of the natural resources of Nueva Vizcaya, being a watershed for Cagayan Valley.
He further said that Bambalan also assured him that while the DENR is the lead agency in the management and protection of caves and other resources, the DENR needs the support of the local government units having territorial jurisdiction of these natural resources. (MDCT/BME/PIA-2 Nueva Vizcaya)