By Roi Lomotan
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – The City Government of Dumaguete is set to begin the public bidding for two new garbage compacters and four new dump trucks on the first quarter of 2017 in response to alleged frequent breakdown of units from the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO).
Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo believes that the purchase of the new equipment will ensure efficient garbage collection within the next years.
Remollo appealed to barangay officials and residents of the city to wait until the procurement process is completed in strict adherence to all applicable laws and regulations by the Commission on Audit (COA).
“It is the policy of my administration to consult the Commission on Audit, seek the auditors’ guidance and clearance in all transactions and expenditures of public funds to avoid incurring Notice of Disallowances,” Remollo said.
On the other hand, the city government has also adopted a new scheme which maximized the use of other trucks from other departments while adjusting the collection tome schedule to avoid escalating the traffic congestion in the downtown area.
While the law cites that it is the primary role of the barangays to segregate, collect and dispose garbage within their jurisdictions, the city government will do its best to assist in order to keep the city clean and green, said City Public Information Officer Dems Demecillo. (rmn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/with reports from Dumaguete City PIO/This article was first published at PIA Website on Dec. 23, 2016)