Tacloban City LGU takes lead in the clearing, cleaning operations

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 4 (PNA) –The local government unit of Tacloban City is now taking the lead in the cleaning and clearing operations here starting this week with an initial collection of 1, 690 cubic meters during the first two days.

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) already pulled out its equipment over the weekend leaving a close to a little less than 100 percent accomplishment out of their 70,000 cubic meter target.

The city-led operations is joined by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Philippine Red Cross (PRC)and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The Tzu Chi Foundation has hired thousands of workers for the cash-for-work program while the UNDP on the other hand assists in waste characterization at the city’s dump site in Santo Niño village, according to city administrator, Atty Tecson Lim.

PRC and the DPWH provided dump trucks and pay loaders for the hauling of wastes.

The remaining garbage that are being collected are already household wastes. (PNA)