Bamboo, mangrove plantations seen to enhance Eastern Visayas environment
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under the leadership of Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez is undertaking the “massive planting of bamboo and mangrove all over the country, especially in the super-typhoon Yolanda-hit areas,” said DENR-8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca. Eastern Visayas is suited for mangrove and bamboo planting, said the DENR official, adding that soil and environmental conditions are favorable for growing these plants. The director explained that the primary objective of the mangrove plantation establishments is to strengthen the coastal communities against the rise of sea water.
Cayubit, R. A. (2017, January 19). Bamboo, mangrove plantations seen to enhance Eastern Visayas environment. Manila Bulletin, p. B-8.
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