DAGUPAN CITY – The 10 new dump trucks purchased by the city government are now ready to haul wastes from the barangays as the city prepares for the launching of its citywide program “Solar Ko Linisan Ko” on March 3.

These new dump trucks are also in preparation for the city’s Waste to Worth project, which will turn wastes into useful energy.

Each of the 10 dump trucks has its own distinct color coding to indicate the kind of wastes like residuals, plastics, food waste and hospital wastes, they would haul. Two pairs are colored blue, the others, which also come in two pairs, are in red, yellow and green, respectively.

Incidentally, the mayor also met with the different barangay focal persons on waste management and ordered them to organize the Barangay Manager Waste (BMW).

“Our Barangay PESO officers have been very successful and we want to replicate the same by organizing the Barangay Manager Waste in every barangay,” said Fernandez.

Two other service vehicles purchased by the city also arrived. These are an Innova assigned to the City Planning and Development Office and an Avanza, assigned to the Human Resource Office to check on government employees and job order employees if they are in their workplaces.

“We gave our CPDO and HR new vehicles so they can work more efficiently and at the same time, we can assure the safety of our employees and our department heads in the streets as they are performing their work,” said Fernandez.

The mayor noted that in the past, the city government spent about P9 million for the repair of dilapidated vehicles.

“I rather buy new vehicles than spent that amount for the repairs of our vehicles,” said Fernandez. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Feb. 28, 2018)