With the aim on greening of mining areas in La Union, the Office of the Provincial Governor – Environment and Natural Resources Unit spearheads bamboo planting with mining operators along the Bued River in Rosario, La Union on October 2, 2020.
This is in line with the directive of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu to establish bamboo plantation in mining areas in the country. A total of 50 bamboo seedlings were planted in a mining area located along the Bued River. Due to high survival rate and usability of bamboo as compared to other trees or plant seedlings, DENR Secretary Cimatu plans to increase bamboo plantation in the country under the National Greening Program.
Diana E. Jutba, GPC-ENRU