DTI, PENRO, Quirino PLGU drum up Bamboo’s importance thru planting activity

MADDELA, Quirino, Jan. 23 (PIA) - - -To raise awareness on the importance of planting and investing on bamboo, various agencies and institutions in Quirino Province conducted a bamboo planting activity in this town on Friday.

Spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Quirino led by  Provincial Director Ma. Sofia G. Narag and in partnership with the Provincial Government of Quirino, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) headed by Dr. Frances Malana, Quirino State University (QSU) Maddela campus and the local government here, at least 800 bamboo propagules and cuttings were planted at the riverbanks of the Cagayan River at QSU Maddela Compound at Barangay Dipintin.

Governor Dakila Carlo ‘Dax’ Cua  who personally participated in the activity expressed his strong support for the development of the bamboo industry in the province.

“In fact, plano namin sa provincial government mag-develop tayo ng program na gawin nating livelihood ang bamboo planting,” the governor said.

(In fact, the provincial government is planning to develop a program that would make bamboo planting as a livelihood [for our constituents].)

The governor also urged the agencies present to include in their greening and forestry programs riverbanks as part of the province’s watershed management.

On the other hand, Narag said the bamboo planting activity is in support to Executive Order 120 also known as the Build Back Better Project that aims to strengthen the rehabilitation and recovery efforts in typhoon-hit areas through the creation of the build back better task force. 

In addition, she added that the initiative is in relation to the passage of Executive Order 879 that created the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council (PBIDC) and set the development directions of the government for the bamboo sector considering its economic and environmental contribution.

Earlier, DTI Regional Director Leah Pulido Ocampo urged local government units regionwide to institutionalize the implementation of bamboo development project through the adoption of the proposed bamboo ordinance.

In September last year, the DTI Quirino also spearheaded the conduct of a simultaneous bamboo planting activity in the municipalities of Diffun, Cabarroguis and Aglipay. (MDCT with reports from DTI-Quirino/PIA-2)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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