As a recipient of the Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award, Davao City will be host to around 200 participants from Japan and three countries under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on August 31-September 2.
City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) chief Eliza Madrazo said participants belonging to eco-cities and eco-schools from Japan and Asean members Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore will be here for a three-day forum at the Grand Menseng Hotel.
“We will highlight the best practices of the city, particularly on our efforts to preserve the environment and keep the city environment-friendly,” Madrazo as she noted the Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award in 2014.
During the 3-day event, participants are expected to tour different reforestation areas of the city, parks, and the P268-million ultra-modern sanitary landfill in Barangay New Carmen, Tugbok district.
Built on a 3.8-hectare property, the landfill is in compliance with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, and operates on the principle of waste segregation starting from the homes to the site. CIO