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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Japanese firm expresses interest in biodegradable waste-to-organic fertilizer project in Legazpi

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 7 (PIA) -- Okada Manufacturing Company of Japan has expressed intention to impart knowledge on practice and technology on converting  biodegradable waste materials into an organic fertilizer in this city.

Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal said in an interview over the weekend expressed gratitude for choosing anew this city to become a recipient of this project, adding that utilizing organic fertilizers in farm lands is one of the best way of reducing the expenses in farm implements much as producing chemical-free products which are safer for public consumption.

Justino Arboleda, exporter of coco husk-based products in Guinobatan town, Ikuo Suzuki, president of the Okada Manufacturing Company, Tadashi Yasuda, chairman of the Yasuda Corporation, and Hiroshi  Kotaka, president of EnBiotech Solutions  earlier on Friday last week explained their project proposal to Rosal.

Arboleda said that this manufacturing company will first conduct feasibility study pertaining to the proposed project, much as provide the equipment and technology to be used for project implementation.

Rosal meanwhile furthered that with the use of organic fertilizer among farm lands in this city will promote cost-efficient and sustainable agricultural development as well as address environmental degradation.

“The proposed project will also help increase farm productivity with less expense that will bring in more income to the stakeholders,” he added.

Rosal said that almost 16 to 20 cubic meters of biodegradable waste materials are collected daily from households, schools, offices and other establishments plus another 10 cubic meters from the public market, all just from the business areas that can be converted into organic fertilizer.

 “Once the proposed project of this Japanese firm pushes through, all these volume of biodegradable wase would become a materials for processing it into organic fertilizer for the use of our farmers while it can also expand the life of the engineered sanitary landfill because with the reduction of materials being dumped in the facility,” he said.  MAL/EPS-CGLegazpi/PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/771441612081/japanese-firm-expresses-interest-in-biodegradable-waste-to-organic-fertilizer-project-in-legazpi#sthash.rWdkukRb.dpuf

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