February 26, 2024

The local government is eyeing five hectares of an 8.5-hectare property at Barangay Pinsao Proper as a site for structures that will address the city’s environmental concerns.
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said he talked to the claimant of the Pinsao property and informed him that the local government will only use five hectares for waste-to-energy plants and an abattoir.
The 3.5 hectares will remain with the claimant.
Based on projections of the concerned city departments off, the City Veterinary Office needs at least one hectare for the relocation of the city’s abattoir, which is currently located at Barangay Sto. Niño.
Four hectares are eyed for the put-up of waste-to-energy plants, which are among the proposed ways of managing wastes that the city currently hauls in the lowlands.
Among the 15-point agenda of the administration is a revitalized environment through the implementation of projects geared towards addressing the city’s solid waste management problems, improvement of the sewerage system, and regreening the city.
The waste-to-energy project will be implemented through a government to government transaction with the assistance of the Department of Energy and the Philippine National Oil Company.
The city government has earlier identified a portion of the property at the Baguio Dairy Farm as the site for the waste-to-energy project, but technical issues were identified during inspections, which compelled the city to look for alternative sites. – PIO release