Photo by Ian Paul Cordero/PN Construction will be completed in sixmonths, according to Mayor Stephen Palmares. “We can work together in minimizingcarbon footprint and helping ensure a livable Earth for the next generation,”said BEST, Inc. president Isabelita Paredes Mercado. The city government of Passi won’t bespending anything for the construction. The 28 towns are Badiangan, Bingawan,Cabatuan, Calinog, Janiuay, Lambunao, Maasin, Mina, and Pototan (3rd District);Anilao, Banate, Barotac Nuevo, Dingle, Dueñas, Dumangas, and San Enrique (4thDistrict); and Ajuy, Balasan, Baratoc Viejo, Batad, Carles, Concepcion,Estancia, Lemery, San Dionisio, San Rafael, and Sara (5th District); andDumarao of Capiz province. The sanitary landfill’s constructionand operation will be handled by private firm Basic Environmental Systems &Technologies, Inc. (BEST) under the IPM Group of Companies which inked aseven-year public-private partnership with the city government of Passi. “Angcounterpart lang sang city ya lupa but daw usufruct lang nga foras long ginagamit ang duta para sa sanitarylandfill it will be utilized by BEST. But the moment nga matapos ang operation mabalikman sa government,” said Palmares. (Witha report from LHC, Capitol News/PN) Presently, Passi City maintains aresidual containment area in Barangay Agtabo for waste segregation. The sanitary landfill is in compliancewith the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, said Vice Mayor JesryPalmares. ILOILO – The envisioned 12-hectareP308-million Integrated Waste Management Facility in Barangay Aglalana, PassiCity would be serving 28 towns and accommodate 200 to 375 metric tons of wastesdaily. Once operational, Passi City will havean 18 percent share in the net income as well as in the tipping fee. Its groundbreaking was held yesterday. “The tipping fee will still depend onthe distance of the towns,” said Palmares. “It’s a good strategy to constructenvironmentally-friendly solid waste management facilities that could saveother towns that have problems with waste disposal,” said Gov. Arthur DefensorJr.