VIRAC, Catanduanes, Feb. 21 (PIA) -- The Special Environment Projects Coordinating Office (SEPCO) recently released its 2011 annual report showing its significant contribution to the province in the past year.
SEPCO was created by virtue of executive Order No. 9 issued by Governor Joseph C. Cua last March 31, 2011. It implements and supervises environment projects funded under the Economic Development Fund.
For the year 2011, solid waste management was the banner project of SEPCO. It has substantially strengthened the provincial government’s position in the area of ecological solid waste management,
During the previous year, SPECO was also able to mobilize the participation of concerned government and non-government officials in the operating the Provincial Solid Waste Management Board, together with its Technical Working Group (TWG).
SEPCO also played significant role for the conduct of the celebration of Linggo ng Kalikasan, the first of its kind in Bicol region.
The provincial government, through SEPCO, was able to persuade the town of Viga to pass an ordinance declaring a portion of Tinago Cove as Marine Protected Area.
With the support of the Catanduanes Sustainable Ecosystems, Inc. (EcoDev) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), SEPCO was able to conduct a series of one-day trainings in Barangay Solid Waste Management which in total capacitated nine Barangays in Bato, Virac, and San Andres.
For a sustainable development of the province, SEPCO is strengthening its effort to best contribute to the welfare of Catadunganons. (EAB/ PIA Catanduanes)