DENR uses bamboo to prevent riverbank erosion in 3 Bicol provinces
LIGAO CITY—At least 6,000 bamboo trees were planted simultaneously on the riverbanks of three towns in Albay province on Tuesday (Feb. 9).
Bamboos could help prevent erosion of riverbanks in the Bicol River Basin that traverses Albay and also the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte, according to officer in charge, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol executive director Antonio Abawag.
Assistant Environment Secretary Gilbert Gonzales said the bamboo-planting was part of rehabilitation and recovery programs in areas hit by typhoons in December 2020.
He said it was under Executive Order No. 120 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Gonzales said different government agencies and military units are involved in the program which sought to rebuild areas devastated by typhoons and protect vulnerable communities.
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