Inter-agency committee on Cagayan River restoration convenes
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, August 13, 2020- The Inter-Agency Committee on the Restoration of the Cagayan River headed by its Chair, Cagayan Governor Manuel N. Mamba recently convened at Narra Hall, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 02, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan to discuss the proposed process flow for the dredging application.
DENR’s Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn C. Bambalan, vice-chair of the committee assured Gov. Mamba, “We are one with you in this endeavor as long as it is applicable to the environmental laws, rules, and regulations before we proceed with the dredging activity,” RED Bambalan said.
On the other hand, Engr. Mario A. Ancheta, MGB ROII Director likewise expressed his support to the proposed Cagayan River restoration.
“We already wrote a letter to the Governor to help us with the logistics and by next week, after our coordination, we will already conduct our sampling, “RD Ancheta said.
MGB Region 02 together with DENR, Environmental Management Bureau, and Department of Public Works and Highways are members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Cagayan River Restoration.
The meeting was attended by RED Bambalan, RD Ancheta, EMB Director Virgillio Licuan, DPWH Director Loreta Malaluan, and PENRO Cagayan Atty. Ismael Manaligod.